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Sandy Nelson

Learning to fish
« on: 27/07/2022 at 18:18 »
Grandma out teaching the bairns how to fish. Not often you see more than one at a time and Iíve rarely seen young ones. But the one watching looked like a really old bird. Fascinating family dynamic


Jeff Donovan

Re: Learning to fish
« Reply #1 on: 27/07/2022 at 22:24 »
Stunning pic but is this a sign of the times with fish eating birds? I don't begrudge them because this is the way they evolved to survive, along with otters & such.

Bob Mitchell

Re: Learning to fish
« Reply #2 on: 28/07/2022 at 09:39 »
A lot of fishers could learn from watching the herons careful approach to the water.
Bob.

Duncan McRae

Re: Learning to fish
« Reply #3 on: 28/07/2022 at 18:41 »
A lot of fishers could learn from watching the herons careful approach to the water.
Bob.

Also, that patience pays off.
They will stand still, waiting for ages until a minnow comes near enough for a strike.

I like Herons.
You get to know and recognise individuals year after year.
Apparently, they can live up to 25years!

Duncan

Ivor Duffus

Re: Learning to fish
« Reply #4 on: 28/07/2022 at 20:45 »
I captured a photo of a heron family walking down to the Barley Pot a few years ago. They seem to like that Area even though itís busy with dog walkers.

I like seeing them about.


Duncan McRae

Re: Learning to fish
« Reply #5 on: 28/07/2022 at 22:31 »
They nest there Ivor.
On the big island just up from the Barley pot.

Duncan

Sandy Nelson

Re: Learning to fish
« Reply #6 on: 29/07/2022 at 06:03 »
I love watching them too. I always find it fascinating that they are solitary hunters and territorial, yet extremely social when they nest.

 




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