These images show off the behavior better than the bird.
I had never seen a Tricolored Heron fish while flying.
He repeated this several times and dragging his feet in the water was part of the routine, perhaps to startle fish into moving.
You can just see his tiny catch hanging out of his beak.
4 thoughts on “Tricolored Heron Fishing on the Fly”
Great action series, Ellen! I’ve not seen a Tricolored do this either. Cool!
Thanks, Donna! At first I thought he was after sticks–I’ve seen Great Egrets do that. This was more like a Skimmer 😁
Interesting you said this .. I was thinking of Skimmers as I looked through the photos. What a neat observation you’ve recorded!
It really is amazing what goes on out in the wilds, Liz! Getting to see some of it is a treat. Thanks!