Hungry Herons

Over the past few weeks I have had a lot of fun photographing an American bittern and a great-blue heron, fishing in nearby Willband Creek Park.

Great blue heron, twirling a fish around to enable it to be swallowed head first.
The heron patiently watches for a fish to swim by.

When it sees a fish, it strikes quickly, fully immersing its head.

Success! Although this was a pretty small fish!

Great blue heron with a stickleback

American bittern, fishing at the same location.

Like the great blue heron, the bittern positions the fish in a manner that allows it to be swallowed head first.

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