A Well-Fed Fellow

I just got back from spending a wonderful week at Dauphin Island.  My parents invited me (and my camera) to accompany them on a trip in their RV to this barrier island that sits between the Gulf of Mexico and Mobile Bay, and which happens to be a haven for all kinds of birds!

As soon as we arrived, Mom and I left Dad in charge of setting up camp while we rushed off to get our toes in some sand! Right away, we encountered this handsome Heron who was patrolling the beach in search of an afternoon snack.


He would stare at the water intently and then quickly stab at a fish.


Then he would stroll a bit…


…turn to stare at the water…


…and repeat the process!


It was fascinating to watch how each time he came away with a catch, he would turn and head back to the sand to partake of his prize.  He didn’t want the fish (which is the true definition of fast food!) to be able to swim away if he dropped it!


We watched him for quite awhile, and then left to walk the beach, assured that this Heron was one well-fed fellow.


I had a wonderful week, and can’t wait to share more posts and pictures in the days ahead!

24 thoughts on “A Well-Fed Fellow

  1. Kathy…I am going to be doing a sculpture of a heron next year and am looking for good pictures of them. My definition of a good picture is not the classic one, though. I am looking for pictures that give me the information that you don’t normally see, like what does it look like from behind, above, what do the toes look like, etc. I am hoping to get some pix of my own but if you have any that you would share with me I would love it. Let me know and I will send you my info. Thanks!!!

    1. Pretty sure my Dad was jealous…he captured a piece of driftwood and a crab his first two attempts…although, to be fair, he was trying to reel the driftwood in to add to my branch collection. 🙂

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