A morning snack

The other day I watched a Great Blue Heron fishing in the pond in the backyard. The bird waited so patiently for just the right moment to strike.  I waited so patiently as well, hidden behind a lot of branches, hoping to get a dramatic photo of the big catch.  So, here’s the sequence of what happened.

Great Blue Heron fishing

Stalking, and waiting…

Great Blue Heron fishing

The strike…

Great Blue Heron fishing

the grab…what is that — a tiny little fish?

Great Blue Heron fishing

Well, that was entirely underwhelming — it’s just an appetizer of a snack.  I don’t know how they keep from losing their catch when they toss them around before swallowing.

7 thoughts on “A morning snack

    • Thanks, Michelle. Small or large, Great Blue Herons have an astounding success rate for capturing prey from still water like that in this pond — greater than 90%!

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