Fish-Filled Neck Line


Great Blue Herons are known for their fishing abilities. The reality is they gulp up fish at a rate too fast to completely swallow!

Check out this big fellow’s gullet (BELOW); it’s stuffed, but his neck line below is at its normally slim size as he tries to swallow all he can catch.


Herons and Egrets frequent the waters of the Maumee River in the backyard of our apartment building from the middle of September to the middle of October yearly. They are one of Nature’s great entertainers.

Photos from the personal and copyrighted collection of Barbara Anne Helberg



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