Top Photo: Green heron hunts from perch in wetlands.
Green herons are in attendance more than they’re seen in our wetlands. Though they occasionally give out a loud KEEYER call, they’re more often silently perched or stalking prey in the shallow water of our wetland.
Here, in a series of photos, a green heron has captured a frog and attempts to dispatch its victim. It tries to turn the amphibian so as to swallow the animal head-first, while being careful not to lose it in the process. It’s a hefty capture for this heron.
Maybe next time, a crawfish.