The past few months I have written about bird behavior. I have decided to change it up a little and do a series on birds and what they choose for their diet.
I have a fascination in watching birds and their choices of food. It’s always interesting to see what they might return to the nest with and sometimes I find their choices quite bizarre.
My first photo shows a Great Blue Heron catching a crappie.
Now how in the world does this heron think he is going to swallow that big fish?
Herons live in and around freshwater and saltwater environments. So if you are interested in watching or photographing them, you should look around a water source.
Their diet includes fish, frogs, snakes, salamanders, small mammals and some land insects. However, the majority of their diet, over 70%, is fish.
Photographing birds, especially Herons, in their search for food, can be quite challenging. They are very skittish birds and very sensitive to humans.
Share your experiences with us. What have you seen birds bring back to the nest?
Post by Steve Creek