But Did He Catch the Fish?

Great Blue Herons are great catchers of fish

In the last post, Great Blue Shuffle, Andy asked, “But did he catch the fish?”

Yes … again … and again … and again. This old bird was quite experienced, and a joy to watch.

He will typically eat about a pound of fish per day, or small mammals and insects, if necessary.

Did you know that Great Blue Herons pant to keep cool in hot weather?

They nest in colonies (heronries) of up to 500 nests, and return to the same spot every year.

Their chest feathers will grow and turn to powder which the bird then combs with its middle toes in order to wipe away oils and fish slime.

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