Heron snacks


A Great Blue Heron was snacking in a pond. Well, it probably would have been happy for somewhat larger fare than the minnows being caught. However, it persisted and snacked on a great many of them.

The heron would reach into the pond, grab a minnow and then often open its bill so that the minnow floated between its mandibles before the bird tipped its head and swallowed.

Often when the heron opened its bill, the minnow seemed suspended in a film of water.

Fish: “How about negotiating what happens next? Could we go to arbitration?”


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5 Responses to Heron snacks

  1. Karen Pidcock says:

    Fabulous action shots in such focus!

  2. Lynn says:

    Hi Alistair,

    Super action sequence, and I really enjoy the dialogue! Thank you again for the excellent nature-focussed entertainment!

  3. Della C. Fenkner says:

    How wonderful to witness this through your camera lenses and sharing this wonder. Thank you.

  4. Susannah Rathbun says:

    Wonderful! Thanks!
    Do you know the name of the tiny flying insects are that are at least partly light blue, less than 1 mm? I see them often these days.

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