It’s All In The Technique

This juvenile tricolored heron that was fishing in the salt marsh yesterday afternoon has the whole deal down perfectly.

Step one is to stalk your prey (in this case a tiny minnow).

Step two is to angle your body and neck down low to the water and get in the proper position to strike.

The final successful result is a tasty little fish!

This youngster has all the tools he will need to grow up to be a skilled adult Tri. 🙂

Juvenile Tricolored Heron Fishing

Juvenile Tricolored Heron Fishing

6 thoughts on “It’s All In The Technique

    • These birds in particular seem to be perfectly content to dine on tiny fish exclusively.
      Even the snowys will occasionally grab a nice size fish but I rarely see a tri with anything but a minnow or small shrimp. But the Tris are very skilled at what they do.

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