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A Great Blue Heron was back here at the little farm pond three days ago.  It flew in and walked among the cattle on the other side of the pond.  After a few minutes, the big bird walked down to the reedy shore-line and stood looking for a tasty meal.  I think it was being annoyed by a male Red-winged Blackbird, which if you look carefully, you’ll see in one of the photographs.  After awhile I left so as not to disturb the bird.  At that time, I don’t know if it went hungry or had a good meal.

The Great Blue Heron eats fish, frogs, insects and small aquatic animals.  I took these pictures in my yard on June 4, 2012, and again early last evening (6/6/12).   Last night while I was taking some of these pictures, a Great Blue Heron (possibly the same one that was here on Monday) was here again.  That bird was quite happy to have caught a fish to eat!    Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

Comments on: "A Great Blue Heron Gets the Fish!" (9)

  1. TexWisGirl said:

    great spearing of the fish! and i love when they curve their neck into an S.

    • Hi TexWisGirl, I sure did think it was interesting to see. Yes, that flexible neck is a boon to the big bird. Have a wonderful day today and a nice Friday tomorrow!

  2. Wow, you caught him with the whole fish actually in his mouth!!!! It is so cool to watch them fish.

    • Hi Ginny, Yes, I saw him catch that fish. He speared it and then put it down on a rock to eat it as it likely was a bit big for his liking. Have a great day tomorrow!

  3. Hi Linda, WOW–you got some great photos… Love the way they can bend their necks…. Awesome birds!!!!!! Bet he enjoyed that fish!!!!
    Hugs,
    Betsy

    • Hi Betsy, Many thanks! Yes, I think he did. I saw a Great Blue Heron out on the pond again this afternoon. Could be the same one but likely another (maybe the mate?). Have a great day tomorrow!

  4. They are great fishermen. That’s a great shot of the heron with the fish!

  5. Wow, that is a big fish!

    • Hi Kateri, I kind of thought so too! Probably a Bullhead Catfish but I don’t know for certain. Have a wonderful Monday tomorrow and thanks for your ever-nice comments!

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