Grey Heron feeding

Lena Chow‘s video clip shows a Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea) going about its daily business of getting dinner…

“I did a quick search of the BESG website, and there are no videos of a fishing Grey Heron. It was observed in an earlier post LINK that the Grey Heron seemed to take sips of water after swallowing a fish, and this can be seen (a few times) in this video. At least that’s what I think it is doing,” wrote Lena.

Lena Chow
October 2011

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  1. Gretchen

    I’ve wondered before, and this video reminds me of the question, do egrets and herons eat water bugs, or are those too small for them to bother with?

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