Great Blue Heron’s Grand Fish Adventure
There are times when a heron tries to eat a fish that is simply too large. When that happens, sometimes the heron gives up, and abandons the fish. Sometimes they don’t. When they don’t, the consequences can be serious, and not just for the fish.
To be continued…
(This post is the second part of a series. If you missed the first part, please click here to read Part 1.)
Thanks once more to Prairiebirder Charlotte for her Feathers on Friday prompt.
Thanks to Ailsa for her Weekly Travel Theme: Still prompt. (When the fisherman tossed the enormous fish to the waiting great blue heron, I gasped, silently. While the heron attempted to eat the fish, I sat stock-still in my kayak, not daring to move lest the heron get spooked and choke on the fish.)
Thanks to Cheri Lucas Rowlands and WordPress for the Weekly Photo Challenge: Grand prompt. She asked for jaw dropping, grand. The great blue heron literally dropped her jaw at the sight of the grand fish being reeled in, and my jaw dropped as the rest of this story unfolded that day.)
Thanks once again to Stewart Monckton for the Wild Bird Wednesday prompt.
Thanks to Sue Llewellyn for her Word A Week Photography Challenge: Shadow challenge. I shadowed the heron for a long time, in order to make sure it wasn’t harmed by the fishing line or hooks. It is not recommended to get so close or feed any wild animals, but this bird was obviously already familiar with fishermen as food sources before that day.
A selection of my heron and flower photos is now available at the Five Crows Gallery in Natick, MA. Drop in and see the work of the many wonderfully creative artists who show there when you’re in the area.
Five Crows is on FaceBook. To give the gallery a visit, please click here.
Remember: Walk softly and carry a long lens.™
The Tao of Feathers™
(These photos were taken October 7, 2007.)
© 2013 Babsje. (https://babsjeheron.wordpress.com)
Great Blue Heron, Fishing, Kayaking
Posted on December 13, 2013, in A Word A Week Photo Challenge, ardea herodias, Bird photography, Feathers on Friday, Fishing, Great Blue Heron, Kayaking, Nature Photography, Photo Essay, Photography, postaday, Weekly Photo Challenge, Weekly Travel Themes, Wildlife Photography and tagged great blue heron, postaday. Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.