On this particular day I found him checking out the menu -- slowly perusing the underwater creatures, not unlike going to a fine seafood restaurant and choosing your own lobster.
Back and forth. And then, yes, this one will do!
Well, that was good for an appetizer. Let's get on to the main course. Let's have Frog's legs! Oh my! What a succulent morsel!
But a tad wiggly. I'll give him one chance to go, because that's just the generous patron I am!
Too bad, so sad...down you go!
But I'm still hungry. One more like that would be just fine!
And I've got it!
Oh, what a fine fellow you are! I don't even need dipping sauce!
In fact, I think we'll have this little one as take out!
Maybe I'll bring my date back here. Or, maybe I won't!
I can't believe you captured those images! You're a patient one, Jeanie! Hope you are doing well these days. Enjoy your lovely area there, with all your feathered friends. -Jenn
This was hilarious! You made me smile for sure! We have the herons in fron t of our place too and the worst thing I have ever saw was the day it caught and ate a garter snake,, I nearly died of shock lol,,
What a fantastic series on Harry, he has found some tasty treats indeed. I am sure there are plenty of frogs left in the ditch for later. Love the photos! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Enjoy your day, have a happy weekend! PS, your visit and comment are always appreciated.
Harry the Heron has a true admirer, Jeanie, and someone who memorializes his activities even. Great series of images showing the catholic diet of herons (in truth they will eat just about anything that moves). I enjoyed this very much, and in one session you exceeded all the pictures I have of herons feeding! Well done. I especially like the shot of the frog about to disappear down the gullet of the bird.
That was an astonishing, and slightly disturbing, sequence Jeanie. Skillful photography combined with stealth and patience! It reminded me of taking my very young son for a stroll in his pushchair. Coming to the village pond, we stopped awhile to look at the ducks. Without warning, this innocent-looking Mallard bent down, scooped up a frog and swallowed it whole; we could see the thing wriggling as it went down the bird's throat. Well, you would, wouldn't you? My son seemed curiously unaffected by the display, but I was traumatised for years.
The heron with the frog silhouetted in his beak is absolutely incredible. How long did you watch him to get such wonderful shots?
be well... mae at maefood.blogspot.com
Tastes are different. I watched the heron here devouring a baby duck yesterday, poor things. Still, the herons have to live, too. Thanks for the photos and the fun commentary, hugs, Valerie
Dear Harry, he doesn't know how many followers he has! I'm developing a real affinity for him. Great photos Jeanie. Do you do videos?
While I do agree, Jeanie, that Harry the Heron certainly has to eat it was a bit sad to see the frog's fate. As you know, we here at the F&P are rather fond of frogs 😉 I do hope that penguins will not be on the dinner menu next time. That said, this was an entertaining (perhaps wrong term) series of shots, the commentary was the entertaining part here as certainly the 🐸 would not have found it to be true.
Wow! What fabulous photos! You must have a lot of patience.
That is one big frog Harry captured! I didn't know they ate frogs. When I first saw the title of your blog it made me sick to my stomach. When my brother was a teenager he used to catch frogs, fry their legs and eat them. I hated watching that. But Harry gets a pass. Wonderful photos!
Great collection of Harry photos Jeanie! I can't help but feel bad for that poor little frog. Lucky Harry though!
Wonderful sighting and photos Jeanie.
What a fun series! People-watching may not be possible these days, but this is a whole 'nother kind of fun :)
Great photos and story, but as a vegetarian, shudders!
~~~Deb in Wales
I'm not sure he's the kind that likes to share! haha! And he's found the perfect spot...lots of tasty morsels! Happy weekend! This is MY kind of entertainment!
Oh, my. No dipping sauce??? Haha. Love your photos, Jeanie.
Thanks for the grins and giggles!
FROG legs....looking like that heron was enjoying the WHOLE frog...haha
Jeanie! I am so amazed by the perfect timings you took these lovely shots! At first seeing the title of your latest on my blog list gave me thoughts of deep fried frog legs which is a delicacy here in the Philippines! Seems like Harry enjoys them the way we do! Oh but we don;t have them raw okay HAHAHA
Happy Weekend dearest Jeanie!
What a great capture of photos you got! Harry on the other hand captured his menu! Boy he has a long and flexible neck!
Traverse City is opened up retail and restaurants and the “fine Mayor” invited everyone to come up. I understand there is a flurry of visitors downtown and they are breaking social distancing rules. We will see in the next 2 weeks if there were any repercussions from this. Have a great weekend Jeanie!
Great captures! I have never seen a heron with a frog before.
Oh my. I didn't realize they ate frogs.
That first photo looks like a painting.
What fantastic photos. Well done
Such stunning pictures of the Heron. They're great birds to watch.
Jeanie, this is such a delightful post and your photography of Harry is exquisite. Your commentary is perfect!
A few of those photos of Harry look similar to impressionist paintings. The lighting and water lilies add to that. These are fabulous photos. You really get a pretty close up view and I almost feel bad for the frog. Enjoy the rest of your weekend Jeanie. hugs-Erika
I love this, Jeanie. I guess I always thought about your friend and his associates feasting on fish for their dinner. I have a fondness for frogs and I enjoy them in their natural habitat and in my garden. And, it appears Harry enjoys them too. Harry certainly has a lovely home.
Happy weekend to you, Jeanie.
Good for Harry! What a fine progression of photos, Jeanie. Harry certainly enjoyed the offerings at the pond. Except for his captures it's good to see he's a social distancer!
Hello. Wonderful post. Great photos.
Your post actually made me think you had made frog legs for dinner! I was polite enough to try them at my mother-in-law's home early in my marriage and I gag to think back on it!
Fantastic capture, Jeanie!
Wow! Great pictures!
Awww, thank you Jeanie, glad you enjoyed the post and you and I sure do love the history don't we? Loved looking at all these action pictures you have here in this post too....you got some great one! I sure enjoyed the previous post as well, about Southern Exposure. You know how I always love your adventures and pictures from the events there and all the pretty things y'all make and the amazing meals they serve. Even tho y'all couldn't meet there in person as normal....at least you got to do this, better than nothing at all! hope your weekend is going great. It's hot here....been sweltering. Take care!
Before I scrolled down, I was ready to look how your dinner looks like.
haha...that's Harry dinner!
Amazing shots, Jeanie!
Amazing. I have not taken photos like you did.
Absolutely, stunningly beautiful captures, they belong in a magazine surely!
Absolutely wonderful captures Jeanie and your commentary was hilarious.
Absolutely incredible photos. They are out of this world. Simply amazing.
Jeanie, that is fabulous! You are quite the wildlife photographer, and I love the story!
Oh, this was hilarious... well, maybe not for the frog. Love your commentary, and the pix are gorgeous.
That big body needs a lot of food in a day.
Great photos! And I loved the accompanying storyline. Frogs! Who knew? Sure sounds like an unwieldy mouthful..
I keep looking and looking for frogs, and I never see one. I've finally decided that one reason has to be that we have more salt water than fresh. If I could find some shallower ponds like yours, I'll bet I'd have a better chance. It's a great sequence you caught, and I enjoyed the commentary -- but I'll bet I didn't enjoy it as much as Harry enjoyed his frogs!
And BOOM, reading your title - I was in France and thinking "ewwww" ;-)
Am I glad I´m none of Harry´s kind!
Oh. the poor froggy! I have so many here, they are all shocked!
They still hope to get kissed and become a Prince!
No such lucky guys in your place...
Great captures, though!
Jeanie, a simply amazing amazing portrait of Harry!!! Complete with your little narrative!!!! Wow!
No catch and release for Harry.
Have a wonderful Memorial Day.
These are awesome photos, Jeanie! Believe it or not, but I loved frog legs as a kid, but no longer!
A Very Hungry Harry! Wow!
Have you ever chosen your own lobster? I have not. But I have eaten frog legs! Not like this, though... 😂
Awesome captures Jeanie. Cute captions and oh the poor little frogs...........
Ha!! Great images! We are studying ponds this week, lol. I should use your photos for Wyatt's lessons! :)
What a fun post! I know it's the circle of nature, but I've been focused on frogs of late and concerned about protecting them. I suspect that pond is not lacking in numbers though. 🤗 Thanks for sharing your photos and dialog. Enjoyed this read!
What a feast for Mr. Henry! I have never seen a bird eat anything - Henry must have some good pickings at the ditch and the other ponds he visits. Thanks for sharing - awesome pics!
What a feast for Mr. Harry! I have never seen a bird eat anything - Henry must have some good pickings at the ditch and the other ponds he visits. Thanks for sharing - awesome pics!
Good morning Miss Jeanie! I am catching up on your posts this day. I love your nature shots. They fill me with peace. We need more of this! My cousin, who is an anesthesiologist in Philadelphia, spends her days incubating and checking people's ventilators. She is my north star when it comes to Covid. I trust her and she says to still stay home. I worry about the upcoming spikes due to all the recent large gatherings. But I can only control my corner of the world. So I work in the garden, check on neighbors, and get out to the shops once a week. Peace to you!
Absolute joy to see the fabulous photographs of Harry the Heron …
All the best Jan
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