Saturday, June 12, 2010

A big appetite

I stopped briefly this morning to figure out what on earth this Great Blue Heron had caught and was trying to eat. It was HUGE...and ugly!

I hope it managed to get the fish turned around before swallowing it. I was recently informed that herons/birds must eat fish head first to prevent it from getting lodged in their throats or pricked by spines. Heck, this fish looks like it has some big teeth too!


Novice Naturalist said...

Great photos. Thanks for sharing. I have just posted some pre-oil Gulf photos:

Keep the photos and the info coming! Much appreciated. Jay

Barrier Island Girl said...

Jay, thanks so much for sharing. What an awesome trip and photos!