7109GBH kills and eats a Rabbit?
- Sep 4, 2012Hi All,
All this time I had the idea that Great Blue Herons were this slow moving,
regal, fish eating bird, but this excerpt from the Oregon Bird list seems to
make them into rabbit killers!
Date: Mon, 3 Sep 2012 22:21:40 +0000
From: David Irons <llsdirons@...>
To: OBOL obol <obol@...>
Subject: [OBOL] Great Blue Heron eats rabbit at Koll Wetlands this
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Bjorn Hinrichs, Shawneen Finnegan, and I birded Koll Wetlands this morning. We
saw a nice variety of shorebird and neotropical migrants and watched in utter
shock as a Great Blue Heron caught, killed, and consumed a young rabbit!
Photos and lists of the birds we saw in the wetlands and neighboring Greenway
Park can be viewed at the link below. I will be putting together a more
complete story about the heron v. rabbit episode.
Dave IronsPortland, OR