Tricolored Heron Standing In Rice Field Trunk

Tricolored Heron Showing How It Is Done: Fishing on the Fly

This wooden trunk is the conduit for the canal water under the road between some old rice field impoundments, not far from where Snowy Egret Fishing on the Fly

Tricolored Heron Standing In Rice Field Trunk
Tricolored Heron Standing In Rice Field Trunk

Just before I took this series the Tricolored Heron nabbed a fish then landed back on the trunk support.

Tricolored Heron Standing In Rice Field Trunk
Tricolored Heron Standing In Rice Field Trunk

I waited, and waited then finally!

Tricolored Heron Standing Fishing On The Fly
Tricolored Heron Standing Fishing On The Fly

All that skittering on the water surface is from fish trying not to be lunch.

Tricolored Heron Standing Fishing On The Fly
Tricolored Heron Standing Fishing On The Fly

Unfortunately he flew close to the canal edge and I couldn’t get out far enough to keep the grass from interfering with my shot.

Tricolored Heron Standing Fishing On The Fly
Tricolored Heron Standing Fishing On The Fly

This time the heron kept flying down the canal with his catch.

Bear Island Wildlife Management Area, SC
September 14, 2022

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