Friday, May 17, 2013

A Very Skilled Great Blue Heron

   While at Magee Marsh, Ohio, participating in the Ohio Young Birders Club's big day fundraiser, I saw this heron flying very purposefully towards a fish that was flopping around in the water.  I sensed something coming so I quickly took out my camera and was rewarded with this remarkable sequence of eight photographs:

 Yes. The heron flew down from above, snatched the fish, and flew away.  Definitely not something that I was expecting.

Other highlights that day were the innumerable and very friendly spring migrants, and smashing the OYBC big day record of 116 spcies with an awesome total of 123 species!