Something fishy going on

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?”

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I zoomed in to see exactly what his problem was, as he suddenly flew down to the water’s edge.

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He’d decided that maybe if he gave it a quick wash, it might shrink a little.

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But alas, the water just seemed  to make the fish swell up even more.

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This time he’d certainly bitten off more than he could chew.

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His catch was turning out to be a whale of a problem.

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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.”

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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. 🙂