I caught sight of the heron up at the pond (why do I always write ‘the heron’? there must be more than one heron out there) It had caught a frog and was having a bit of hassle getting it lined up in its beak ready to swallow. I’d have loved to make a dash for the camera but decided just to stay and watch, when after much flailing of frogs legs it did mange to swallow it, I watched as the frog shaped lump made its way down the herons gullet, I wonder what that feels like, for the frog and the heron.
The scene was reminiscent of the time a gull nicked a half eaten Cornetto ice cream out of my hand whilst I was walking down Llandudno prom, the boys and I watched in dismay as my ice cream slithered down the neck of the gull, it was just like a Tom and Gerry scene, you could clearly see the cone shape moving down its throat. At the time Tom said the gull must have had the ultimate ‘brain freeze’ given the body to weight ratio of the gull and the ice cream. But I digress, here is the heron, but with out the frog.
(We haven’t got giant daffodils, they are growing on a bank at the other side of the pond, that and the effect of the long.)
If you want to see the most delightful photos of heron chicks (see, I said their was more than one heron.) Go look here and stay a while because there are some fabulous wildlife photos
It amazes me they make it off the ground, the geometry looks so wrong,
it just managed to clear the shed roof.