The Grey Heron – capable fish catcher. Part 5

Part five of the heron watch

This is the last of the blog post of this weeks ‘heron watch’ series.  You can go to Part 1 at this link and you will find links to the other daily posts from there. What has been proved without doubt is the grey reron really is capable when it comes to stalking and catching fish.  Although this is the fifth and final part of this particular heron watch series of posts, it most certainly isn’t the last time I will watch or post pictures of the grey heron.

Fast and precise.

Once again I was able to witness and capture the incredible speed and precision of the heron catching it’s prey. On todays visit to the Peak Forest canal I was only able to observe the heron catching one fish.  Although it was only the one fish I was in luck, because after watching him for some time on the other side of the canal he flew across to the side I was standing on and within a second or two of landing had caught a fish.

Of course my good fortune was at the expense of the fish who was ‘loitering’ on this side the canal bank – but that’s the way of the world. Being on the same side as the heron makes photographing the action a little easier as I’m using a lens with a 300mm reach. I’ll write a separate post about the camera gear I use in due course.

In the meantime have a look through the pictures in the photo set below.

You can check out my camera gear at this link

Picture gallery

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