Monday, October 25, 2010

Great Blue Heron

Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge is the only place that I regularly see Great Blue Herons hunting for food on land instead of in water. The Heron above was quite close to the road on the Auto Tour and had a bead on something. It suddenly thrust its bill into the ground and pulled out a rodent. It swallowed it down quickly as opposed to some fish that I've seen in which it spears the fish a few times before eating it.

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