As I was looking out of my kitchen window just now, I saw a large blue heron staring intently into the water. Suddenly it snapped a huge fish out of the water. It must have been all of 15 inches long. The bird walked out of the water a few feet and set upon the still-thrashing fish.
With the air temperature in the 30s today and snow flurries floating down every now and again, it’s nice to know there is a well-fed heron out there somewhere!