"BREAKING NEWS - NESSIE HAS BEEN FOUND BUT ......" - Great Blue Heron

June 22, 2021  •  2 Comments

"BREAKING NEWS - NESSIE HAS BEEN FOUND BUT ....."

Great Blue Heron - 7 Photos

 

..... IT WAS EATEN BY THE GREAT BLUE HERON! :)

 

Am certain almost everyone has heard of "The Loch Ness Monster" or Nessie for short.

 

Well I know this Great Blue Heron's catch isn't really "Nessie" although its head bears a strong resemblance but the fish's size is enormous even for a Great Blue Heron. The heron caught the fish in a shallow part of a pond and having successfully pulled it from the water, the heron walked over to a large rock where it whacked it several times against the hard surface, much like what a kingfisher does with its catch.

 

I believe the fish is a Northern Pike, quite the predator amongst other fish and in this case, though, the predator became the prey.

 

And then after a bit of repositioning, down the heron's throat it went, head first and in one long swallow. A little sip of water and believe it or not, the heron went back to fishing. Shortly thereafter, it flew into a tree to groom and probably digest.

 

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Urszula(non-registered)
Superb series!
I can't believe the heron swallowed this humongous fish. Great details, and super focus.
John Harper(non-registered)
What an incredible series. Luck is for the well prepared as you must have been. Great photos to follow the action.
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