Peeking up over the top of the nest the Great Blue Heron chicks are ready for a snack.
Fortunately, mom had something ready. She dangles the fish while the young gnaw on it.
With those tiny beaks and throats I don’t know how they manage to get anything. Lefty here gave it a good try.
The chicks aren’t very strong yet and are prone to falling over, another impediment to getting a decent meal. The adult poked the food around in the nest, maybe tearing off pieces as all of a sudden the chicks had a piece only as big as their heads that they shared.
Mom ate the rest.