You’ve got to see this! When I saw something was happening up the beach, I picked up my little dog and rushed toward the action. The contest between bird and fish was so fascinating, I was lucky to get any photos at all.
Juvenile (Half Grown) Great Blue Heron catches a large fish. It wrestles with the fish long enough for me to hurry down to the beach to take photos.
After several tries, the Great Blue wears the fish out and gets a good hold on the proper end. The gulls gather, hopeful for failure, but are thwarted.
When the Great Blue dunked the fish once more, I was not sure it would be successful.
Finally the Half Grown Great Blue Heron gets the fish swallowed down to the tail.
You can see the neck and the crop are full of fish
Finally, the Great Blue takes off and flies to the safety of the island where it will rest and digest.