“I Thought The Fish Here Were Fresh!”

Yesterday afternoon I was watching this great blue heron fishing in the salt marsh. I saw him strike at the water a few times and come up empty, but finally he caught himself a nice fish. At least it looked like a nice fresh fish to me, but not sure how the heron felt about it.

Soon after swallowing that fish he walked back to the edge of the water and tucked himself back into the reeds. He then fluffed himself up in an odd way and had a strange look on his face. So maybe the fish didn’t go down so well, and was possibly causing a bit of indigestion? I’m not sure, but I also could not figure out what he was looking at in that last photo…perhaps help and guidance from above? 🙂 

Great Blue Heron Fishing in the Marsh

Great Blue Heron Fishing in the Marsh

Great Blue Heron Fishing in the Marsh

Great Blue Heron Fishing in the Marsh

34 thoughts on ““I Thought The Fish Here Were Fresh!”

  1. Great photos again, Phil. I watched ours today, struggling with the biggest fish I’ve ever seen. I’m not sure whether he managed to eat it or not, as he picked it up and flew to a place where I couldn’t see him. 🙂 Maybe I’ll post the pics, but I’m sure they’re not as spectacular as yours. 😕

    • I continue to be amazed at not only what these birds will eat but also the size of the meal they will attack. I saw one beat an eel the size of a baseball bat once and took an hour but got it down. 😯

    • This was seriously how it looked too, I just could not figure out what that heron was looking at above him. Often when birds look up there is an eagle gliding above but not this time.

  2. Could it have been one fish too many, like a kid with too much Halloween candy? Such unique expressions on this heron!

    • I thought it was quite comical myself Paula, and I never could figure out what the heck that heron was looking at up there. No eagle flying by which would have made sense. Oh well, goofy bird. 🙂

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