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!
Uno scatto più bello dell’altro, incredibile!!
Thank you very much Pat!
Beautiful Shots, wonderful marsh you have there, so much wildlife, and beautiful birds…great photo shots
Summer got off to a bit of a slow start over there but have been picking up fairly nicely in August.
Thanks for looking!
Yum! The heron certainly does look proud, or anticipating a tasty morsel. I really like this series!
Thank you Lee, glad you liked these! That GBH sure did seem happy with his yummy, wriggly, eel!
A nice parade indeed. Perhaps he is waiting for the eel to be dead. They can bite can’t they!
Again, nice shots.
He could have been waiting for the eel to stop wriggling around so much, it makes them harder to gulp down,
Thanks much for checking these out!
He’s happy he caught dinner. Great series.
I guess like many of us, dinner time can be a happy occasion. 🙂
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.
He is a pretty bird and it seemed like he expected applause for his performance. We already have a few diva alligators, but the blue herons are close behind. 🙂
What a delight! The great blue heron does seem to be bragging about his catch! What a stunning bird, Phil… great series of photos!
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!