Great Blue Heron feeding moments at Greenfield Park in Milwaukee Wisconsin on September 22, 2017

A Great Blue Heron was seriously fishing this morning at Greenfield Park putting on a great show while I watched from a distance. This young bird ate and ate with very few misses and twice captured 2 Flathead minnows at once while I was there. It eyed some of its food from a short distance and gave striking moves to capture its morning food, but sometimes just waited for the next small fish to swim by, then the capture. Other birds present at the park were just the typical birds that have been hanging around recent weeks. It was a nice morning to be out, with low winds, full sun and warm temps. Images were taken on September 22, 2017.

Catching a pair!

Stealth mode, looking for the next catch with a drip!

The catch!

The drop…..

Stealth mode times 2…

Another catch!

Great Blue Heron with a Flathead Minnow

The heron sees something a short distance away…

Gulp!

Got it!

Another pair of Flathead Minnows!

Shaking the head with the tongue out, I have seen this before…

Another small catch…

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Window to Wildlife features the photography of Jim Edlhuber. A lifelong native of Wisconsin, Jim has been photographing wildlife for 20 years. He considers himself an avid photographer and is always trying to capture nature and wildlife through his lens. He is in several photography clubs and has won numerous awards for his work. In recent years, Jim has focused mostly on birding photography and finds it to be the most challenging.
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11 Responses to Great Blue Heron feeding moments at Greenfield Park in Milwaukee Wisconsin on September 22, 2017

  1. Gerald Haiar says:

    Two at once is a neat trick. These are beautiful heron shots, as good as they get.

  2. Tom O'Malley says:

    I really enjoyed this series Jim!

  3. Anita says:

    These are stunnning…catching the heron catching 2 fish at once is amazing too!

  4. Chuck Petters says:

    Excellent series of photos Jim.

  5. barb potratz says:

    love the series…..little minnows? (what happened did the herons and ducks eat all the frogs?…lol)……love the pic with its tongue out, he looks possessed by the look of his eye…lol

  6. Nan Wisherd says:

    This great blue is a great addition to the gene pool. Thanks for sharing the good show!

  7. Genie Ogden says:

    Wow! Great pictures!

  8. Diane Berry says:

    Thank you so very much! These are most wonderful images.

  9. Kathi L Johnson Rock says:

    Wonderful images Jim. Loved that tongue.

  10. Cathy says:

    DELICIOUS!!!! That’s a great shot of the tongue!

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