Date: 10/7/17 10:11 am From: Carol Chelette (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Subject: Yard surprise
I just stepped out on our sun porch and something bright orange caught my eye. I then realized it was one of our goldfish (~8") in the mouth of a great blue heron. My movement startled the bird, which dropped the fish and flew off. The fish seems none the worse for wear, but all of them are hiding under every available rock and lily pad!
This was a yard first. I have had red-shouldered take/try to take fish before, but haven't had a heron in the yard previously.