Happy Monday. Yesterday, as is our normal Sunday evening custom, Jeanne and I took a photo drive. She wanted to go up to Mud Lake Park and see if we could see any wildlife. It is a pretty drive and we hoped to see some Fall colors, although it is a bit early for that, some of the trees are starting to show some color.
The wildlife consisted of some Canadian Geese, who insisted on remaining in the shade near the bank o the river so that about all I could get was a silhouette of them, some gulls that were too far away to shoot and then I happened to see this Blue Heron slowly stalking up the side of the canal looking for dinner.
I watched him for 30 minutes, taking one slow step at a time, getting his head very close to the water and then stabbing at the water. Several times he came up empty but on this particular attempt he got a small fish for his efforts.
I love to watch Herons hunt for food. They are usually pretty timid and fly at the first sign of a human but he was deeply engaged in his hunting so he didn’t seem to mind me clicking away. Just as we were leaving I saw some more movement from him and when I put the camera lens on him I saw that he had a pretty good-sized fish in his mouth. He was really fighting with it and I got a few shots but they were blurry and not very good. He was shaking his head and moving to shore because as the old adage goes, “he had bit off more than he could chew.” 🙂
That’s it for today. I hope you have a good day and thanks as always for stopping by the blog. Be careful.