This afternoon we were watching this tricolored heron patiently fishing in the salt marsh. The little tri was really concentrating on catching a fish and I saw him strike at the water several times with no luck. The tide was coming in quickly now and the heron knew it had to act quickly or the water would get too high for a small wader such as him and he would be forced to move on.
Finally he hit the jackpot! On the last strike I saw him make, he came up with a good size fish, bigger then the tiny minnows it usually catches. So on this afternoon the patience and diligence of the tricolored paid off and he got himself a nice meal!
Silenzioso silenzioso ha atteso la sua preda e ha fatto centro al primo colto!!
So glad this little cutie scored such a great catch.
He is a cute little guy!
Terrific as ever! WOW!
I’m very happy you enjoyed these!
I surely do!
Jackpot. For you and the heron.
This was a good size fish for the little heron I normally only see them catch tiny ones.
Louisiana Herons are such favourites with me!! But their petite dainty elegance doesn’t take away from the fact that they are born fishermen!!
They really are experts at what they do which is catching fish!
Awesome shots, Phil!
Thanks a million Gracie I’m very happy you liked these!
Another great series of shots. Love the bird’s neck in the second photo! And is the heron or something else causing all the bubbles in the water?
Thank you Deb glad you liked these. The tri and the fish are making the bubbles 🙂
Excellent series, and I especially like that second shot showing the heron’s concentration. Very nice!
Your images are amazing!
Such great pictures of a beautiful little bird Phil! The colours are stunning and, along with the GBH have to be favourites! So glad his patience was rewarded.
Great captures, Phil. Well done to that little Tri, and well done to you too. Only a glimpse of one frightened fishy eye this time. 😀
Well, this is the handsomest and the most skillful fisherman I have ever seen 😉
How easy seems to catch a fish for him…. Amazing photographs as always dear Phil, Thank you, love, nia
And the food looks delicious! But I would not change places with him. 😛
Another cool series of fish catching, Phil! 🙂
Great shot and such a lovely heron !
I’m impressed with this heron’s patience AND ability to swallow a fish that large. Great photos!
Great action shots, excellent work.
Fantastic close-ups. Very nice.
Beautiful bird! His colouration is a bit different than our herons (which are the Pacific subspecies of Great Blue herons) – but his fishing style looks pretty similar. Nice series of photos, well done.
Thanks very much Laurie! This tricolored heron is different then either our great blue or little blue heron. All are very attractive birds though. 😀
Gorgeous, just gorgeous!