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.

Wow -- Nature!

Carol Chelette
Durham, NC

 
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