Monday, March 21, 2011

Great Blue Heron Meal Time

Saturday, I was at Lake Arrowhead State Park for a park clean up with the Friends of Lake Arrowhead State Park and the Rolling Plains Texas Master Naturalists. After the cleanup, my husband, Bryan, came out to the park to check out the fishing. As we were leaving the boat ramp area, I saw a great blue heron in the shallows and joked to Bryan that the heron had caught a fish. However, when I put my binoculars on him, he had a snake.

My husband isn't much of a birdwatcher, but when he heard the bird had a snake, he had to stop and watch. He hates snakes, so got a charge out of watching the heron kill the snake and swallow it. It was an interesting interlude.

Good birding!

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