[Tweeters] Great Blue Herons and their prey
slcarpenter at gmail.com
Mon Mar 29 21:53:06 PDT 2010
Some more photos showing a Great Blue Heron swallowing (successfully) a
rather large fish, though not as large as the one in Caren's photo:
http://www.westerngrebe.com/GBHE2/ (use arrows at bottom to start slideshow
or manually click through photos). After it finished, it continued hunting.
And the opposite extreme:
On Mon, Mar 29, 2010 at 8:58 PM, travel girl <travelgirl.fics at gmail.com>wrote:
> if we are talking about Great Blues and their dietary habits, I have a shot
> of one attempting to take a salmon that probably outweighed him at least
> 3:1... photo here:
> http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=194070&id=207533451275&saved#!/photo.php?pid=5776889&id=207533451275<http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=194070&id=207533451275&saved#%21/photo.php?pid=5776889&id=207533451275>-- longer story (not by much) available upon request :)
> 00 caren
> george davis creek, north fork
> On Mon, Mar 29, 2010 at 20:17, <birdmandea at aol.com> wrote:
>> Reading about the Great Blue Heron and the Bullfrog reminded me of the
>> Heron at the Chambers Creek Dam that I photographed twice in one week
>> pulling big salmon out of the rushing water. It had no trouble at all
>> wrestling the salmon in to position and swallowing it effortlessly. Of
>> course salmon are a bit more streamlined the a Bull Frog but I think a frog
>> would be easier to grab!
>> While I Florida Last year I saw this Heron kill a Puffer Fish and then fly
>> off with it. I do not know if the heron swallowed it. That would have been
>> worth seeing!!
>> Herons are amazing in the diversity of their food selection. I have also
>> seen them fish for hours catching the tiniest of fish.
>> Take care
>> Dea Just
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