The Great Blue Heron is another bird that we see commonly on out tours. Like the eagle they are opportunistic feeders and are quite proficient at catching small fish. In the ocean they will often sit on kelp or logs and look for unsuspecting fish. In the rivers they hunt for fry (young salmon) and other small fish such as stickleback. Thanks to Felix for the great picture.
We had been watching this mother catch, eat and share salmon with her cubs for about forty-five minutes. As this mother decided it was time to move on the one cub did not want to but a few growls and it grabbed the salmon it did not want to leave and started to follow. As first year cubs they do not stray to far from their mother even for food.
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