Tuesday, March 14, 2006

The big gulp

Here in Florida, when I look out our back door at our little lake, I see little blue herons and tricolored herons almost every day. But I've never seen a great blue heron here.

I took these photos of this great blue last year on Don Pedro Island. This bird would stand near the dock while my brother-in-law fished. Whenever my brother-in-law caught a fish that was too small to be a keeper, he would toss it to the heron. Maybe not a good idea, maybe turned the heron into a lazy fisherman, but it did allow me to get some close photos of him eating his snack.


John B. said...

That's quite a mouthful!

Susan said...

I agree!