#Heron #Eats #Fish #Water of #Leith #Edinburgh #Bird .@WOLCT www.henni.photo

Post by Paul Henni

Potential indigestion? On the Water of Leith, near the Stockbridge Bridge, this large Heron had caught a big fish – a trout I think – and had it wedged to stop it flapping around. It had a couple of attempts to swallow it whole and then, incredibly, it did just that. It then just stood there, swollen necked and slightly smug.

Potential Indigestion 1. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Potential Indigestion 1. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Potential Indigestion 2. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Potential Indigestion 2. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Potential Indigestion 3. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Potential Indigestion 3. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

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3 thoughts on “#Heron #Eats #Fish #Water of #Leith #Edinburgh #Bird .@WOLCT www.henni.photo”

  1. Amazing captures and blog here! I initially noticed your “Heron vs Fish” shots.

    Wow, that looks like a huge fish trapped here! So could the bird really manage to win the battle and gulp that whole thing down (her long/skinny neck!) entirely okay?? Does the fish put up a good fight, if eaten, does the unlucky prey get swallowed wriggling all the way as well?!

    1. Thanks very much Kyle.

      On the heron, as I think I said, I wasn’t sure if it would choke. It was like a weight lifter eyeing up a lift.

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