Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Great blue heron

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I watched one of these beauties stalk a fish for about 10 minutes yesterday. He caught a small unidentifiable fish after a while .The interesting thing is that he didn't eat it .He held it for a few minutes then dropped it back in the water over and over again.After about 5 minutes of this ,which attracted numerous other wading birds it just walked away looking for a better meal .I guess!!!!
The day before one was gorging itself in front of the cottage eating fiddler crabs for hours.

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