[CT Birds] Heron Food in Winter?
Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz
rsdmayo at sbcglobal.net
Sat Feb 7 19:01:14 EST 2015
I think that there are plenty of aquatic fare still available for these wintering birds.
I believe it was Flo McBride who published in the CT Warbler, an incident of an American Bittern gobbling up a Common Yellowthroat - at Hammo in Madison. I recall American Bitterns in the Short Beach, Stratford "uplands" (ie, not near water) stalking sparrows.
On Saturday, February 7, 2015 4:04 PM, Glenn Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org> wrote:
Google-image "great blue heron muskrat" for a few intriguing pictures. Never eat anything bigger than your head is not advice followed by some birds. A report of a Great Black-backed Gull swallowing a Thick-billed Murre whole in Gloucester comes to mind.
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