GBH with Gopher?

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GBH with Gopher?
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Here is another example of a Great Blue Heron going after a meal that is not what I think of as their standard diet. This appears to be a Pocket Gopher. I found the GBH in a field near Lodi, California and he obviously found a gopher in the same field.

He plays with it a while, almost as if it he was showing it off to me as I clicked away sitting in my car. He would set it down, nudge it, then pick it back up. Finally he picked it up one last time and took to flight, to probably retreat to a private place to enjoy his meal.

The green clumps on the GBH leg came from the nearby farming canal that is loaded with algae/mossy clumps this time of year.

Enjoy, Dave

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