A perched Green Heron with mouth wide open

Post on July 19, 2012 Green Heron Heron BirdsWading Bird


When a green heron chows down fish that has a back spine like catfish, the show is not yet over. Keep your eye on the viewfinder and finger on the shutter, they will squeeze and turn their neck to digest it, then open mouth wide to swallow the fish. I’ve seen that a few times on catches like catfish, small ones too.

  • Canon, EOS 1D Mark II N
  • EF 500mm F4L IS USM
  • ISO 320, 1/500s, F5.6 ,700mm
  • Carrollton Texas
  • June 14, 2008
A perched Green Heron with mouth wide open

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