Friday, 28 May 2010

The Heron - Natural Born Killer

Like Silent sentinels standing motionless with infinite patience, this is the classic view we all have of the Nairn riverside Heron. They are admired by many and feared by most riverside birds, including the ducks and even the mighty Swans. A close look at that bill shows a long evolutionary honing in the art of catching and killing. Having seen another eel being dispatched today, I thought I would give you a selection of shots that I have taken over the years !

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Nice blog and amazing capture! That looks like huge eel (in the first shot) putting up some fight here! But in the end the bird was able to win the battle and gulp that whole thing down okay really?? It seems like it would have trouble fitting down that long/skinny neck. Also, if actually eaten, does the unlucky prey get swallowed wriggling all the way as well?!