Saturday, 8 September 2012

Venus Pool - Heron fishing

It's been quite a while since visiting Little Egrets gave me a chance to practice the 'fish toss' capture and with a juv Heron busy catching fry in front of the hide - the boredom was duly broken! A good chance to assess the species of fish which were obviously doing well after the drought conditions....

A picture of innocence?


And with the 'catch of the day' and proof that Common Carp are breeding successfully!




The smallest catch was this Common Blue Damselfly - not really enough to sustain a growing bird!


Then, somewhere in between, lots of tiny fish queued up to be caught....




Tiny tiny tiny Common Carp - getting to double figure size must be against all the odds!






And stickleback - mind those spines!





 A tear being shed, surely not....


On to the fish toss!






Finally, this horrorshow view - the last thing these small fish see?





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