Early Evening Fishing In The Marsh

Last week I was watching this tricolored heron fishing in the marsh. Tricolors are patient and determined hunters. They will stalk an area for a long time until finally shooting out that long neck to grab a fish.

Sometimes all that work only gets the heron a tiny snack, but for them a large part of it seems to be the thrill of the hunt!

Tricolored Heron Fishing in Marsh Pond

Tricolored Heron Fishing in Marsh Pond

Tricolored Heron Fishing in Marsh Pond

Tricolored Heron Fishing in Marsh Pond

33 thoughts on “Early Evening Fishing In The Marsh

    • I know! It’s so dramatic and then they have a tiny fish. At least you could (sorta) see this fish. Sometimes they swallow something and I can’t even see what it was because it was so small.

    • Thanks a bunch Sylvia! Another funny thing is that in that third photo it looks like he might have two fish and if so I guess he lost one. He can’t afford to lose too many of the little ones. 🙂

    • Thanks for the comments I like that first one the best too. Well knocking back the tiny fish at the end was funny though. Also, I noticed later that in the third photo it looks like he might have two fish and if so I guess he lost one.

  1. Superb photos, Phil! The colors, the reflections, the ripples in the water. Just superb, even if it isn’t our very favoritest of them all heron, and you know who I mean!

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