I am sure this Great Blue Heron would have preferred the water not being quite so ‘solid.’ It is pretty tough to fish through that ice. 😉
These guys do prefer fish but I have seen them tackle more earthy meals as well like mice and even prairie dogs. This particular one was hanging out on a frozen pond at St. Vrain State Park, Colorado recently, seemingly trying to figure out what / how it was going to eat.
It was watching the fisherman closely so maybe it was just hoping for a handout.