Great Blue Heron On The Hunt

Great Blue Heron On The Hunt

Slowly, slowly a Great Blue Heron waded into the pond.

Great Blue Heron On The Hunt
Great Blue Heron On The Hunt

Something in this tangle of last year’s hibiscus growth caught his attention.

Great Blue Heron On The Hunt
Great Blue Heron On The Hunt

He tried a couple of “foot up” efforts to lean in.

Great Blue Heron On The Hunt
Great Blue Heron On The Hunt

I kept expecting him to reach in and nab something, but he had to get closer…

Great Blue Heron On The Hunt
Great Blue Heron On The Hunt

…  it wasn’t a very graceful maneuver.

Great Blue Heron On The Hunt
Great Blue Heron On The Hunt

He got his balance.

Great Blue Heron On The Hunt
Great Blue Heron On The Hunt

Then stared into the vegetation, and stared some more.

Great Blue Heron On The Hunt
Great Blue Heron On The Hunt

Finally I moved on and when I’d rounded the corner  the GBH was flying to the bank.  I couldn’t tell if he had success on his hunt or not.

Great Blue Heron On The Hunt
Great Blue Heron On The Hunt

I think that cement thing is an old planter and one of the smaller bridges to nowhere is beyond it.

Magnolia Plantation and Gardens
March 12, 2021

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