A few steps from my front door. No car. Just 3 minutes to VDS 13 Okanagan River. This picture taken this afternoon – after a lovely day of sun, fun and friends.
Blue Heron or a Heron ?
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The most common hunting technique is for the bird to sit motionless on the edge of or standing in shallow water and to wait until prey comes within range. Birds may either do this from an upright posture, giving them a wider field of view for seeing prey. Having seen prey, the head is moved from side to side, so that the heron can compensate for refraction, and then the bill is used to spear the prey. wiki