August 11, 2010

Watery Wednesday - Dinner Time

                               
I spotted this great blue heron at the Saprito Fishing Pier near downtown at 6:15 last night  --  dinner time.  A large, unidentifiable fish was protruding from its beak.  Not only was  this bird a good fisherman, it seemed to be following an I-just-caught-a-big-fish-for-dinner ritual.  After displaying its prize for all to see for several minutes, it flew to a nearby secluded alcove where it dunked its meal in Sarasota Bay not once but twice (pausing each time to enjoy the anticipation of  a hard earned meal) and then -- **gulp** -- down the hatch!  One bite.  That's some kind of dinner.   To see more fish dinner pics check out my Flickr page.  And, more Watery Wednesday photos from around the world are posted here.


14 comments:

Lyndsey said...

Nice catch! and nice shot! That is a huge fish! We saw an Osprey flying close by with a fish when we were at Coquina Beach the other day. He sat on top of a pole fore quite awhile before taking his first bite!

LD said...

Good shot - rare to have a camera in hand to capture nature in action like that.

SRQ said...

I always see something interesting when I'm at that fishing pier. I was captivated by that bird -- and thrilled I had my camera with my 75-300 lens.

B SQUARED said...

Do you think he ever gets tired of Sushi?

Tricia said...

What a feast! Great capture

Kathy said...

You've had some great captures lately!

Tracy said...

Wonderful shot! So nice to learn the eating habits of Blue Herons, too.

EG Wow said...

Oh, that's a GREAT shot! I'm dreaming of catching such a shot of a heron. Maybe soon...maybe not. :)

eileeninmd said...

Great capture of the Heron's dinner time.

noel said...

aloha,

you have captured some beautiful water views along with this beautiful pelican


my water views are on my sari site today

Joy said...

We're all part of the food chain! That bird looks mean.

How are you enjoying the summer?

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Jessica said...

Nice shot. Its so hard to capture wildlife on camera sometimes.

PS... Alexander Springs is in the Ocala National forest and one of my favorite springs :)

michael said...

Nice catch of a nice catch. Aren't herons so wonderful!

Jim Klenke said...

cool pic, funny looking fish.