Happy Heron

On a recent afternoon in the salt marsh I saw this great blue heron pluck himself a nice eel out of the water. He was so proud and happy with his catch that he proceeded to parade the eel around, walking back and forth holding on tight to his prize.

At one point he walked by a feeding spoonbill that appeared totally unimpressed with the heron’s performance.

Oh well, no matter, a nice lunch was still had by the prancing GBH!

GBH has Eel in Salt Marsh

GBH has Eel in Salt Marsh

GBH has Eel in Salt Marsh

GBH has Eel in Salt Marsh

GBH has Eel in Salt Marsh

14 thoughts on “Happy Heron

  1. He sure does look like he’s trying to get some attention for his nice catch. Bet that was a really good meal. Love seeing the GBH closer like this – beautiful colors.

    • I think he expected to get a lot more attention from the other birds in the area. We had ibis and spoonbills and egrets and no one even came over to tr to steal his catch! The nerve of some birds! 🙂
      Glad you liked seeing these photos!

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