A Little Mud Never Hurt Anybody!
Last week I was watching this great blue heron fishing in the salt marsh among the oyster beds when it suddenly struck hard at the water. It came up with a speared fish and the heron must’ve really pushed the fish down hard into the floor of the marsh when it struck because the fish, along with a good sized gash, had quite a bit of mud on it. Usually the great blues will rinse the mud off of a fresh caught fish before swallowing it…we have seen that many times. But this one must have been particularly hungry because he quickly knocked back the fish, mud and all!