Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Great Blue Heron, August 24, 2016

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G is for the Great Blue Heron

Pickwick, Tennessee, USA, June 6, 2016
Great Blue Herons, Ardea Herodias, can be found across much of the United States and the southern parts of Canada. They are most often seen standing at the edges of lakes or ponds, watching the water for an unwary fish, their principal food. This one is standing on the pedestrian walkway beside the Tennessee River.

Their throats expand so they can swallow surprisingly large fish.

The time lapse between the first image and the third image - only 6 seconds!

Have a wonderful day!

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  1. That looks like a hearty meal. I love Herons.
    Have a wonderful Wednesday :)

  2. wonderful bird, isn't it, we have lots of them here so I very regularly see them

    Have a nice ABC-day / - week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (ABC-team)

  3. Glop and it's gone. Super set of images.

  4. He doesn't even chew ! Excellent pictures !

  5. My goodness....that was a quick meal! And fantastic action images you've shared. Wonderful

    Thank you, kindly, Lea, for stopping by I'd Rather B Birdin' this weekend to add this post to the linking tool. It's always appreciated by us birders and nature lovers!!

  6. Hello!:) How amazing!! Wonderful sequence of images to show how a Heron devours a fish in 6 seconds.:)


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