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    Posted: 16 September 2020 at 11:34
A juvenile little blue heron manages to spear a fish. A large one, relatively speaking.

1. Minute 0



2. A better view



3. Minute 1



4. Smacked - Minute 2



5. Retry 1



6. Ready to fail - Minute 3



7. Retry 2



8. Minute 4



9. Minute 5



10. Just a hint



11. Greed is Good! (Minute 6+)




And a short clip, with commentary (by fellow spectators)


Heron and Fish


Over six minutes looking at a bird and a fish. It was worth it. To the heron. And for the people watching the spectacle. Thanks for looking.

Edited by Almazar80 - 16 September 2020 at 12:15
 



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Great sequence. Impressed the juvenile had the instinct and talent to manage this large catch.
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Good catch!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote MichelvA Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 September 2020 at 06:28
This is a very good series. #2 tops it for me, but all others support it well. I have never seen an egret eating a fish, so you probably had to have some patience. .
Respect. Observe. Capture. Enjoy.
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Nice series.
And nice to see the Heron do it's bit to combat invasive's, that looks like a Snakehead to me.
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Huntley has a lot of snakeheads, among other fish, but the snakehead is a dominant, non native fish to this part of the mid Atlantic. It was a really interesting thing to watch. We had no idea the little blue could actually do what it did (since it's still a juvenile that we thought needed more experience). One of the best shots in this sequence is actually in my "Small, Medium, Large" post. I am fortunate to have this place within a twenty minute drive. Then again, Bombay Hook is within two and a half hours, and the fall migration season is now getting started. Thank you for the comments.
 



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