Baby Heron – Biting off More than You can Chew

This summer I watched a baby heron stride down a slippery sea weedy rock into the mud flat ocean. Wading in eel grass, it struck its beak into the sea and brought up a treasure – a huge flounder too big to swallow. This baby would not let it go. For over an hour it tried to stuff it down its throat. Then it flew off with the fish bulging its neck and landed on a bluff rock. An older heron flew into the cove and I turned my attention to it, so lost track of the fate of that flounder.

Biting off  More than You can Chew

Biting off More than You can Chew

Gulp! An Impossible Bite!

Gulp! An Impossible Bite!

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