Saturday, September 19, 2015

Great Blue Heron returns to hunt in pond depleted by mink

Photo by Barry Wallace
The Great Blue Heron pictured above is standing in a pond beside Keele Street, north of King City.   The pond is part of the property owned by Carol and Bob Field.   A few months ago, Carol told me that Great Blue Herons has abandoned their pond many months before and she and Bob were convinced it was because resident mink had caught and eaten everything in which the herons might have been interested.   Now things may have changed.   The mink may have moved on and the supply of small creatures as food for herons has been replenished.   This heron was motionless for quite some time and seemed convinced its patience would be rewarded with a frog or some other tasty treat.
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Barry Wallace

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