Tuesday, 11 December 2012

A Grey Heron fishing...................................................................... and failing

Next up a favourite video clip taken in March... all that patience then failing to capture a fish...

...the walk of shame really made me smile on the day.

Wild Bird Wednesday


Carletta said...

The heron might have failed fishing but you did a great job capturing the attempt!
Nicely done Andrew!

Pat said...

Hope he got one later. Great little video capture!

mick said...

Great video capture. I like the way the bird shook off all the water afterwards.

Michelle said...

Great video of this natural moment!

Carole M. said...

I do remember this video first time round and enjoyed it again; how patient the heron, very interesting to observe

Arija said...

Oh dear. But the video epitomises trying to capture a heron with his catch . . . a long, long wait and going home empty handed, just like the heron.

Findlay Wilde said...

The way it moves reminds me a bit of Jura when he's stalking next doors cat. He never catches it. From Findlay.

Brian King said...

Ha! I've seen that many times! Sometimes they get fish after fish and other times they miss more than they catch. Great video!

Stewart M said...

Thats a good video - I'm surprised by how jerky some of the movements look - I would have expected slow and steady as it stalks - which show how much I know!

cheers and thinks for linking to WBW.

Stewart M - Melbourne

de mooie natuur - insectenwereld said...

Great video capture Andrew!


Pantherka said...

Beautiful video Andrew. I watched with interest.

Gary said...

Great action video!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Kerri said...


Shaun Gibbs said...

Nice one Andrew, cheers for sharing that. Its nice every now and again to break up a blog with a light hearted video. Ive not seen a heron fishing (or attempting to) before. this is a first for me.

Ken Schneider said...

Like our similar Great Blue Heron, which may sit for many minutes without moving. Herons are very diverse in their hunting styles.

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Wally Jones said...

Nice video. I'm familiar with the "fishing but no catching" mode!

Larry said...

Great video Andrew! Poor guy, hope he caught something later after getting all wet for nothin'