In just a few minutes, this Heron slurped up 7 fish, have a look at the photos, one after another, down the hatch they went … the last victim was drinking at the waters edge had a narrow escape
This was almost the 7th victim, a narrow escape!
Many of the blue Herons have flown south for the warmer weather, perhaps the one knows about the Hurricane hitting the east coast today and decided to stay a little longer, but I doubt it. This one was settling in for the evening and eventually went to sleep whit’s head tucked in.
While in Florida I was lucky enough to come across a Heron Rookery, these young herons look like they are almost at the fledgling age. They are always starving hungry and very demanding of the parents when they bring back a meal which then needs to be coughed up.
This fellow was most indignant when I almost backed into him while taking a photo of another bird, his head popped up as if to say “excuse me but thats close enough”. I was caught off guard, however I did mange to take a photo as I retreated.
This fellow was really determined to nab a frog!
This Great Blue Heron was at Tiny Marsh stoically hunting frogs well blended with the old marsh vegetation.
Modeling it’s plumage on a runway, front and back!
When looking for Snowy Owls, I was more than surprised to find a Blue Heron in January. Was he to old or injured to fly? I wonder what his story is.
I’m not sure how this Heron know there were fish in all that duck weed, but this fellow had no trouble finding them in the Beaver River.