Branches hang far out, and low, over the water here. Many are dead trees the birds take advantage of. I do too since they make great photographs.
I have been surprised and seen some reach down and grab a small fish. The water is usually covered in duck weed or just algae so they obviously see things I don’t.
There was nothing interesting here so after a few minutes the bird flew back out to the far island and the chaos of a rookery.