We saw an osprey fly by so I went out to see if he’d landed anywhere close to fish the Alsea River. He had and I sat and watched for a while. He eventually flew straight toward me and I missed the shot!
So I went back out to see what else might drop by this evening and, what do you know!? A green heron flew in and spent about 20 minutes fishing in front of me.
5 Mergansers are napping on the river rocks. It’s like they’ve never seen a green heron before.
Green Heron are the ones who’ll use bait to catch their prey. But this one isn’t having any trouble just reaching in and snatching his dinner.
Those fish don’t have a chance!
They are usually a very secretive bird. This one was fishing out in the open but it was almost dark.
These photos were taken near Blackberry Campground, east of Waldport, Oregon.