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Friday, 3 December 2010

Unfortunate Frog, Delicious Feast

The winter season is the most pleasant time of the year. The warm temperature combined with low humidity as well as abundant sunshine makes it an ideal season for outdoor activities.
Last week, I went out hiking to a nearby village and I couldn’t believe my luck when I saw a Grey Heron feeding on a huge frog!
There were several Egrets and Herons fishing in a river. These birds are very clever and they don’t usually try to actively catch fish but often patiently stand in the river when the tide is low waiting for their prey to come by.

Then I noticed some activity from a Grey Heron on the river bank.
Suddenly, it turned around with a huge frog in its mouth! 
The Grey Egret then turned the frog around for me to have a clear look (or perhaps it was to make the frog easier to swallow).

Within seconds, the frog was down its throat!

Then the Grey Heron took a rest for a second, 

flew away to another location, 

and continued waiting for the next victim.


Ayuwat Jearwattanakanok said...

Wow What a sequence of shots of the Grey Heron eating the frog! That must be pretty hard to swallow.

Dominic Gendron said...

Great photoreportage, waht a snack for thise heron!

Janny said...

Wow fantastic serie photos its very Beautiful well done
Greeting Janny

Monts said...

Great images of the Herons and Egrets in this post, they are the most efficient hunters and always a joy to watch.

Chris said...

Wow you got a great sequence with this frog swallowing ;-) Beautiful post and you are so lucky to get those ones around in winter!

Mike Barth said...

A great sequence once again ! Well done