Friday, November 14, 2008

It's Dinner Time

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1) Scouting out dinner. 2) Striking out for dinner. 3) Positioning the little fish.
4) Swallowing the little fish.

A Blue Heron landed in the pond behind our house today so I took some pictures, 90 to be exact. I've sense narrowed that down to something like 70 or so with more to go. I was afraid to try to go out for several reasons. First would be the obvious, startling the bird and second would be I didn't know if I would have enough time. The last time one of these birds came it didn't stay long. It was a younger bird. This one got scared by a big truck and flew a hundred feet away but then walked back and started feeding again. I will post some of the in flight shots. I must say, my pictures don't do the wingspan justice. It actually got spooked twice so I do have a couple of angles. Stay tuned for updates.
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Steph said...

That is neat- it's right in your back yard! Those are big birds. I think that Casey and Jannelle believe that is the type of bird that eats their fish out of their little pond that came with their house. Goldfish are in it- and the little babies are black for a while until they get bigger, so they avoid predators (I never knew that).