Typically, we have one great blue heron in our wetlands. Recently a second has shown up. Yesterday, I saw three gbh’s. Today (11/28), there were four.
The fish were packed in tight up against the shoreline of the wetlands at the foot of the Main Wetlands Overlook. It has been very busy lately, people wise, and this area has been extremely popular with visitors. The herons want to get over to the fish but are reluctant to do so with the many humans occupying the platform. There’s little for them to do but sit and wait till closing time before assaulting the mass of minnows.
Meanwhile…have you ever had a look at heron feet?
At one point one of the herons tried to sneak through the willow tangle next to the overlook.
I’m sure the herons had a good feast after we humans departed at closing time.