A fun little bit of action here. While sitting on the shore of a lake, waiting for a photo opportunity to develop, this young great blue heron flew in and landed nearby. I figured it was on a mission and soon it began slowly walking the shoreline, watching the water for a meal.
In an instant, its head dove into the water and emerged with a crawdad in its beak. I had hoped it would toss and flip it but instead the heron just maneuvered the crustacean directly to its mouth and down the hatch whole.