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The hunter, Striated Heron

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    Posted: 21 November 2020 at 09:58
Think I've done this kind of post before but just can't help it when I find a "master" at it's craft going about it's daily business right in front of me.
Striated Herons are usually very skittish birds so was quite a treat to find one right out in the open trying to get catch some minnows in a small tidal pool.

#1 On the prowl

DSC06083_1 by Johan Olsson, on Flickr

#2 Strike one!

DSC06118 by Johan Olsson, on Flickr

#3 A fair bit of silly walks involved when they move around.

DSC06123_1 by Johan Olsson, on Flickr

#4 Locked on!

DSC06124 by Johan Olsson, on Flickr

#5 Missed it by "that" much!

DSC06144 by Johan Olsson, on Flickr

Then all of a sudden it made the choice that my side of the tidal pool was the place to be.

#6 Running across.

DSC06157 by Johan Olsson, on Flickr

#7 Oh crap, Osprey overhead.

DSC06159 by Johan Olsson, on Flickr

#8 Closing up.

DSC06195 by Johan Olsson, on Flickr

#9 Some little fish is about to have a real bad day!

DSC06209 by Johan Olsson, on Flickr

#10 Strike

DSC06219 by Johan Olsson, on Flickr

#11 The catch

DSC06221 by Johan Olsson, on Flickr

TFL.
 



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Excellent series and a great story #9 my favourite. TFS
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Some remarkable shots in this set, Johan, particularly the last few on your side of the pond that show the concentration and skill of the hunter.
TFS.
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Originally posted by bonneville bonneville wrote:

Excellent series and a great story #9 my favourite. TFS

+1!
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