A couple of months ago I posted a video of a Great Blue Heron having two garter snakes for lunch. But things don’t always go so well for the big bird.
Yesterday (after joining with an ample team of fellow Volunteer Naturalists to host two big yellow bus-loads of third-graders (!) for a tour of the refuge), I took a walk on the south side of the refuge that’s open this time of year.
Ah, it was so serene out there by myself with only the whisper of the wind. Then I spotted a Blue Heron moving in slow stealth mode to snatch edibles out of a water channel. But it had crossed into the territory of a pugnacious Red-winged Blackbird that was giving the big guy a very hard time. Watch.