I have been at the Charleston City Lake here in Arkansas for the past couple of weeks. Last Friday I posted a photo I made of a Double-crested Cormorant eating a large fish. A large number of these birds were following a school of shad. When the Double-crested Cormorants moved up to the dam the Great Blue Herons were lined up on the bank waiting. It was funny watching the Herons because the water was deep so they could not wade and catch the shad. The Herons would try to stretch to reach some of the fish. I saw a couple of them fall into the lake. I guess one of the Great Blue Herons said “heck with this” and flew out into the middle of the Double-crested Cormorants and started floating and catching fish. This was my first time seeing this. I wished I had an underwater camera to see how it was swimming with those long legs. (More Photos Of The Swimming Great Blue Heron)
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I am an Arkansas-based Wildlife Photographer. My specialty and passion for my photography is for the wildlife found throughout Arkansas and Oklahoma. I spend many hours each week in the outdoors and travel to many different areas throughout these two states.
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