The Great Blue Heron comes to visit the little farm pond every couple of days. It hunts for small fish, frogs, worms, aquatic insects, eggs, and other small pond animals. The Canada Geese are managing to keep the heron away from the nest so far. The heron has plenty of fish and frogs here so it won’t bother the geese now. I also noticed that a pair of Wood Ducks paddled past the Great Blue Heron. This was after the heron had already gobbled up its lunch.
The Great Blue Heron has its nest high up in a tall tree on the nearby small private community lake. The herons are a nice addition to the pond here and stay around all-year-long. By the way, I am not sure if the heron is moving the stick as it appears in one of the pictures, or if the bird is taking the stick. If it is taking the stick, that stick likely will be used in nest-building or repair. I took these pictures here in my yard on April 15, 2012. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger photo. Enjoy!