|Nabbing a Minnow - my favorite shot during a marvelous moment with this Green Heron.|
No matter how appetizing or not it may seem, no small pond critter is safe when this precision hunter is stalking the shallows.
|Here, I felt like the heron was boastfully showing me its catch. |
"I'm one bad killin' machine. And yes, I'm gonna eat this slimy worm and I'm gonna like it."
We all know birds have ears, right? But we don't often get to see them. There was a steady breeze while I was taking these photographs and I got to see the Green Heron's ear hole a few times. Interesting, huh?!
|Yeah...I think birds look better with those ear holes covered with pretty feathers.|
When I felt I had invaded this Green Heron's privacy long enough, I slithered back up the trail so as not to further disturb it. I had a human audience of three waiting for me back up on the trail. They said that they had seen me from across the pond and had come over to find out why in the world I was laying on the ground; either something was wrong with me or I was on to something very interesting. I showed them my photos on my camera and then guided them down the small little slope so they could see the Green Heron for themselves. They were delighted.
The whole experience was one of those magical moments when all the elements combined in perfect harmony. I got an incredible up-close and personal experience, from which I learned, and I was able to get decent photographs. I hope you got a taste of it by reading this post.