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!