The “Resident” Great Blue Heron was out on this side of the shoreline of the little farm pond at about 5:00 pm yesterday. It was hunting for its evening meal. The Great Blue Heron eats small fish, small aquatic animals and insects. It also will occasionally eat small rodents if they happen to be close to wherever the heron is hunting. Herons are wading birds that have long legs and hunt in the shallow water of ponds, lakes, and slower streams. They also can be found in salt water marsh lands. They make their nest up in the crown of taller trees and prefer evergreens when possible. This heron was actively hunting when I snapped these pictures yesterday (March 9 2012). The heron is here about three to four days a week now. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy!
March 10, 2012