We fished for a bit, and I noticed a kingfisher looking pretty sitting silhouetted against the sky..
We head out towards the other end of the lake then, fishing along the way and watching for any birds. We see some Great Blue Herons out in the distance, as well as some Mallards.
Then I see our friend flying and land on the other side of the lake from us. We head on over, and see he's hunting. He's so involved in hunting, he doesn't even give us a thought.
In fact, we had paddled a bit ahead of him, and he got within 8 feet of our boat! I thought he was going to walk right over us! Then he took off and landed about twelve feet behind us and continued his hunt.
|Merely an appetizer!|
|Ooooh I see dinner!|
|Mom always said never eat anything bigger than your head...|
My hubby and I were betting back and forth "He's not going to get that down!" I bet he would. I heard of one in Florida eating a crocodile once.
|...I'll prove her wrong! Just watch!|
Sure enough, after much effort on his part, the fish was in the gullet!
|Now just the tail..|
|Now for dessert!|
Before we left to get some dinner too, we did see a few unexpected folks,
Yellow rumped warbler, and a Black-throated green warbler! Didn't expect to see them from our kayak. They seem to be the most abundant of the warblers these last few weeks. A nice ending to a nice day of birding!