Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Great Blue Heron

We have a 10 acre or so marsh on the front of our property. This protected wetland is home to many varieties of wildlife -- from moose to frogs and everything in between. Yesterday I spent some time paddling around the marsh photographing a great Blue Heron that lives there.

Over the course of an hour I inched my way closer and closer to it trying not to disturb it as it went about it's routine of searching for food.

A remarkable hunter, the heron would sneak up on it's prey and strike with great precision, catching a fish or frog with little effort.