“Hank” the Great Blue Heron has been here about every four or five days now. He wades among the reeds or stands up on the shoreline scouting for small rodents, lizards, turtles, or large insects to eat. Of course, he favors fish but with the Ring-necked Ducks and Hooded Merganser Ducks here in recent days, he now has had competition for the small fish in the pond. He also flies the short distance over to the small lake for his fishing needs. He is a wonderful bird to watch! I took these pictures on Dec. 22, 2012, Jan. 10, 2013, Jan. 13, 2013 and this morning, in my yard. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy!
January 16, 2013