There was a great blue heron bouncing around all over the salt marsh this afternoon trying desperately to catch this one certain fish.
The heron spotted the fish swimming in a sort of landlocked stream caused by the low tide and it was making him crazy.
First he flew directly toward me, then turned and went back across the opposite side. He finally did catch the fish but it was behind the reeds and then he flew away with his prize giving me little more than a parting butt shot as he departed.
But it was wild to see this bird frantically flying in short hops and dancing around the marsh in pursuit of it’s prey!
Great action photography, that’s some good shooting!!
Thanks Jim. I forgot to mention in the write up that the heron left in such a hurry with that fish that he took along a hunk of seaweed for the ride.
A little salad with that fish, please. Great action sequence, Phil, really told the story.
Normally they toss the veg and keep the fish but this guy was in a real hurry. Don’t know why either, nobody was chasing him.
Great photography picture you have some wonderful nature where you are….thanks Phil!
There is almost always something going on out there. Thanks for looking!
Glad you liked seeing the GBH!
Great captures. His personality really shows through.
Thank you. I thought he had a lot of personality too!
That is one determined fellow! Sensible too, he took his veggies with it!
I was surprised when he took his veggies to go. Normally that’s the first thing they toss. Guess this guy wants a balanced diet. 🙂
I’m so glad he did get his prize. After all those crazy antics, he really deserved it. 🙂 Fantastic captures, Phil. Thanks for the Saturday smiles.
Glad you got a smile from thus guy Sylvia! He was really active and wanted that fish BADLY! 🙂
Having to work hard for your supper can make a heron grumpy. At least he didn’t fly over you leaving a trail of wet seaweed draping your head. Nice behavior stuff, Phil.
I’m glad he didn’t fly over me and drop *anything* on my head. 🙂
Love these! What a bedraggled looking guy in the first two. 🙂 Lovely catch at the end.