Great Blue Heron in Action

I was lucky to catch a Great Blue Heron actively hunting this afternoon.  Maybe that is an overstatement since they are almost always out hunting.  However, I was lucky to witness it hunting successfully.  I believe this is only my second hunting sequence captured for this species.  If you are squeamish, I don’t recommend clicking below the fold.

 

“Stalking”  –  Lake Los Carneros, Goleta, CA

“The Strike”  –  Lake Los Carneros, Goleta, CA

 

“Success!”  –  Lake Los Carneros, Goleta, CA

 

“Expression”  –  Lake Los Carneros, Goleta, CA

 

“Taking Off”  –  Lake Los Carneros, Goleta, CA

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2 Responses to Great Blue Heron in Action

  1. I haven’t been lucky enough (read: patient enough) to see this occur. Really great series!

    Evolution in Action. 🙂

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