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The Look, The Hit, and the Meal

Chris Calohan

Well-known member
This was shot as a 12 shot sequence lasting just over a second, though the hit and grab took less that 1/2000th of a second but it shows just how fast these Herons and Bitterns are when it comes to fishing.


Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
Do the different species allow each other hunting room or do they sometimes fight for the best place?


Chris Calohan

Well-known member
There is in general a territorial space for these hunters but it's not overly wide. I've seen the Menhaden come close to shore because of the abundance of porpoises inside the sandbars and five or six of these guys competing for the same fish...Green Herons and Least Bitterns are far more territorial unless food is scarce then it's everyone for himself.