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Great Blue Herons

Spearfishing: A few pictures were taken early of the bird. I came out later to see it still there and at a shorter distance away. After about 30 minutes of almost no movement it speared the fish. It swallowed the fish in about 45 seconds and flew off. Unless it caught something between 8:30 and 10:30, it had spent at about three hours on its breakfast. All shots using 80-400 mm VR lens braced by hand against a tree. It was a fairly dark, overcast morning.
Great Blue Heron and Dragonfly: A Jade Clubtail dragonfly landed on the bird's perch and was rapidly picked up then let go.
Reference GBHE
First sequence  08:06:07
First sequence 08:06:07
10:29:43
10:29:43
10:32:56
10:32:56
10:48:15
10:48:15
Great Blue Heron with catch 10:52:34
Great Blue Heron with catch 10:52:34
100% crop from speared fish photo
100% crop from speared fish photo
10:52:39
10:52:39
10:52:43
10:52:43
10:52:55
10:52:55
10:52:58
10:52:58
10:53:05
10:53:05
10:53:23 - Downed in ~45 seconds
10:53:23 - Downed in ~45 seconds
Great Blue Heron - 2005
Great Blue Heron - 2005
Great Blue Heron  June 2, 2006
Great Blue Heron June 2, 2006
Failed strikes June 8/06
Failed strikes June 8/06
First year juvenile July 6/06
First year juvenile July 6/06
First year juvenile July 17/06
First year juvenile July 17/06
First year juvenile July 17/06
First year juvenile July 17/06
December, 2006
December, 2006
August 2007
August 2007
Sept 2007
Sept 2007
Great Blue Heron and Dragonfly  14:40:04
Great Blue Heron and Dragonfly 14:40:04
 Great Blue Heron and Dragonfly    14:40:13
Great Blue Heron and Dragonfly 14:40:13
Great Blue Heron and Dragonfly   14:40:25
Great Blue Heron and Dragonfly 14:40:25