While lollygagging on the porch the other day, what should my eyes behold but a hungry heron on the hunt!
I crept closer to the water’s edge to get a better look. I lost sight of him when he ducked behind the slope of the bank to better grasp his prey. Moving as quietly as possible in his direction, I wasn’t quiet enough – he took flight and landed on the farther shore to finish his meal in peace.
Here’s a little slide show (complete with music by the Allbrittones) that I put together so that you could get the full effect of the magnificence of nature doing its thing.
Such a spectacle makes me hungry for bass. It just might be time for Norm to grab his fishing pole. Heck, I might just join him!
Stacy, your slide show gave me goosebumps! I’m not sure whether that was due to the hungry heron doing his thing, or the music, probably both! Was that Norm singing? I’ve heard that song before and knew some of the words too. 🙂
Yes, that was Norm and his brother singing. Pretty good, huh? ❤
Nice slide show! I can’t wait to see a heron when visiting Florida next month. At the condo where my parents live they call all herons “Big Bird.” The herons wait by the fishermen hoping for a tasty fish. Sometimes they get one.
They’re a pretty graceful bird – and agile, too! ❤
Now that’s a mouthful! Amazing series of photos, Stacy! I feel bad for the fish, though. Aaah! The circle of life! What a beautiful bird. xx
I wouldn’t think that’s a pleasant way to go….but I do sympathize with the bird. That fish is good eatin’! ❤
Wow, what a sight! You got incredible pictures and it’s hard to believe they manage to EAT this fish without any hands… We have to learn from them! Thanks for sharing this.
I couldn’t believe he could actually swallow a fish that was bigger than his throat! ❤
Amazing..enjoyed the video and the song.
Very kind of you to say, Bonnie – many thanks for stopping by! ❤
He is beautiful. xxx
I’m kinda sweet on him myself, Red. ❤