A beautiful morning for a walk and for watching this great blue heron! After startling him (her?) into flight when I got near the pond, I paused awhile to watch.
When I wasn’t quite paying attention, he flew back to the south side of the pond to do a little fishing.
Crossing the pond again and this time I was ready!
After capturing a picture of the heron flying I continued my walk down the bike path.
On the way back I found him playing with his food … dropped the fish on the bank (behind where he’s pictured), picked it up, carried to the pond, rinsed it off, and finally swallowed it whole. I wouldn’t have guessed there fish that big in the pond!
Rather than repeat what others have written, click on the following links to read about this majestic bird: