Sunday, August 28, 2011

The McBone Birdwatching Journal; Green Heron

This is a low quality, super high def video of a green heron jettisoning its payload and commencing a catlike hunt for aquatic delicacies.



Note the stealthy approach, the cool poise, the utter stillness before the kill.  Not sure what scared the heron off in the end.  Some predatory threat?  Or was it the pack of brats squealing at their negligent, texting parents?

nwb

2 comments:

Darin said...

My mom used to take us on a pilgrimage to the Cuyahoga Valley National Park when the blue herons returned each year. Now she takes my sister's kids there to see them. You cuaght a nice shot.

McBone said...

I'll bet I know the very spot she took you. Bath Road?

Man, I owe you a freaking phone call...damn.

nwb