There were two great blue herons sitting together on this tree in the middle of the lake. I think they were already working on a nest.
After he stretched his wings, he had an itch.
This one had a siren (a type of eel with feet) in his beak.
It was a big siren!
He struggled for a few minutes with it.
Down the hatch. It looks like it’s stuck in his throat.
A perfect pose. Another one chilling on the trail.
This Saturday morning at Circle B Bar Reserve felt like Great Blue Heron day. They were everywhere. I felt like there were more at the park than I have ever seen before. Last spring we had a pair build a nest and raise a baby right on the trail. Here’s hoping for another nest or maybe more this year.