Thursday, March 31, 2011

Great Blue Heron - Act II

The Great Blue caught one heckuva catfish along the shore that day.  It was a big one.
Carrying his catch further up the bank to avoid its escape.



He'd set it down and reposition it in his beak.

Then carry it around a bit more.


Not sure how to handle it, but unwilling to give up the situation.



To be continued...

49 comments:

Dawn said...

Oh MY GOODNESS!!!! THAT is a fresh catch. I can't believe you caught this on camera!
No.
Actually I can!:)
Wonderful catch!!!!
:)

Lois Evensen said...

What a wonderful series of images!

Deb said...

now that is a catfish....persistance pays off...

Inger-M said...

That's quite a catch, both for him and for you, well done (both of you)! :-)

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

VERY impressed! With both of you!

Nancy said...

I had to click on these photos to see the larger version. Just stunning. He is a gorgeous bird. Love the eyes and his deep blue plumage on top. Great!

Jason said...

incredible pictures..I have been out fishing and actually fed them from what I have caught. They love bluegill

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

From looking at this guy, I think the one I photographed two weeks ago is a female. Great pictures!

thesedaysofmine.com said...

Wow - what a huge fish! I bet that was really something to see taking place in person!

Kymberly Foster Seabolt said...

These are so beautiful!

I want a pond. If and when we ever get one, I worry that the dogs will chase and worry the fowl to DEATH.

Do you have any problems with that or no?

Patrice said...

I'm not sure what's a better catch, the bird's enormous fish or your photos!Wow! Good work, both of you!

Jan n Jer said...

Now that is a huge catch. I bet you were so excited to witness this act of nature! Cool pics

wayside wanderer said...

Whoa! That IS huge. Makes my gullet feel a little odd. Great pictures! Love the profile where you can really see the stripe and feather? on his head. Beautiful!!!

Dar said...

What a mouthful and he's showing it off for you. You sure are great with your captures, and once again, so fortunate to have so much wildlife and so many birds around your active pond. I'm jealous. I asked Bill about digging a pond and he says the DNR would never approve it...grrr, dang their interference. I guess I have to wait until we winter in TX.
BlessYourPatientHeart

Clint said...

Man, that is impressive! Gonna be fun watchin' him try to get that down. Does he have a fishin' license?

Judy said...

This is better than the last post...Awesome T!

Michaele said...

That is one powerful beak! I can almost feel his joy and pride with his catch. Any you with yours.

Negerigeletschtempoit said...

I clicked on each picture to make them larger, and showed them to Gordon. Wow! The pictures are fantastic and the bird is something else! What a huge catch.

I am anxious to see the rest of the series.

Love ya!

Tricia said...

WoW! This is just like a National Geographic show where they photograph animals in the wild... very cool... a play by play! He's one handsome Great Heron, too! =)

Debbie said...

wow...part two is better is then part one. who gets these kind of shots....ummm, you do!!!! talk about fresh catch of the day, does not look like he will be sharing!!! can't wait for part 3!!

bon bon said...

a cliffhanger!! this reminds me of when our family used to sit around watching mutual of omaha's wild kingdom! :oD

Samantha said...

Holy mother of fish! I can't wait to see if he got it down!

don said...

A fine series of this bird getting lunch. It appears to be a problem for him/her, but i'm sure it will be managed over some time. A very nice series.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Texwisgirl, What a wonderful blog you have. I saw your post on Eileen's blog and just had to have a look at your blog. The Great Blue Heron pictures are super! I used to live in N.E. TX myself and attended grad school at "Old E.T." now A. & M. Commerce. I now live in Tennessee. Have a wonderful day!

LauraX said...

One very determined bird!!!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Oh, my gosh!!! He has caught a HUGE meal for himself! That is amazing and amazing photos!! Can't wait to see the continuing saga.

The Wife of a Dairyman said...

That's awesome that you caught that with your camera!

Sandra said...

well, if he trys to swallow that fish he might just choke. what a whopper fish.

Buttons said...

Wow that is so awesome I love this. Thank you I never seen this before. Very cool B

Farm Girl said...

Wow!!! What can I say but that is totally awesome!

Karen Thomason/Gordon Setter Crossing said...

What a catch! (pun intended)
I'm convinced that so called "office" of yours is just your tripod. There's no way you could be working and watching that pond too. There's just too much to see!

Cher' Shots said...

Love the pictures you share! Thanks again for taking us pond-side.
'love & hugs from afar'

Amila Kanchana said...

What a rare moment! A magnificent bird taking a magnificent fish down!

Louise said...

What a mighty hunter. I wonder if he wants it for the kids?

Leontien said...

Oh wow! beautiful pics and yes what a big fish!!!

i didn't know they had so many colours!

thanks
Leontien

Robin said...

Theresa, I think it bit off more than it could chew there! Great captures!
Big fish in that there pond of yours!

PS: wasn't trying to compete with you on the herons!

Trisha said...

Awesome catch...for both you & him! That fish is huge!:)

Bob Bushell said...

It looks like he/she doesn't know how to eat it whole.

Sheeps and Peeps Farm said...

Incredibly beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing them.

Rose said...

Wow...that would be a big meal for him! Great photo series...

AJ said...

What an awesome post!

Bare bilder - Pictures only said...

This series is amazing. I like it a LOT:))

Andrew said...

Beautiful images.

Leovi said...

An interesting sequence that looks like a mini movie telling the great catch of this beautiful bird, the color of the pictures is fantastic.
Saludos.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Oh that must have been fun to watch.How does this tale end?

Millie said...

Amazing catch! for you and the bird.

Allison said...

That bird has got the weirdest eyes I've ever seen... really creepy like a dinasour. Amazingly beautiful...but creep-a-rama!!

Rural Rambler said...

I would never get anything, nothing, nada done if I had all that action at the pond! Great captures! For the Heron and you :)

heyBJK said...

Yup! Definitely worth seeing all four Acts! LOL! Just awesome, T!

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