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Submitted By

Lynne Marsho

Chillicothe, IL, United States

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I uploaded this picture yesterday but did not have a category button. I was told to upload those pictures again. I looked for an open water area knowing that some birds would eventually be there. A Great Blue Heron flew in and caught a fish. Problem was he caught it tail first in his mouth. He beat it on the ground to stop the moving. Finally he got it turned around in his mouth. At that point he knew it was too large to swallow. He went over to the water and got some water in his mouth so the fish would go down. This was a several hour observation — so interesting.

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Behavior

Great Blue Heron

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