Earlier this week, our resident Great Blue Heron seemed be suffering from a case of “Your eyes are bigger than your belly;” a favourite saying of my gran’s. I spotted him on the other side of the lake, as he pondered what to do with his prize. “Now how in the name of all that’s fishy, am I going to get this monster down my gullet?”
I zoomed in to see exactly what his problem was, as he suddenly flew down to the water’s edge.
He’d decided that maybe if he gave it a quick wash, it might shrink a little.
But alas, the water just seemed to make the fish swell up even more.
This time he’d certainly bitten off more than he could chew.
His catch was turning out to be a whale of a problem.
In the end he carried it across to my side of the pond, and hidden by the bank, I couldn’t see what he did with his catch of the day. A bit later, I spotted him again, and I’m sure he was thinking “Ah well, you win some, you lose some.”
The last time I saw him with a really big fish, an eagle swooped down and cheekily snaffled it, whilst he was debating with himself how to deal with his big dinner. 🙂