Heron catching a small fish

Heron fishing

This heron was fishing just upstream of Hinksford lock on the Staffs & Worcs canal.

Heron fishing

It was concentrating on its prey, and ignoring anyone on the towpath on the other bank.

Heron fishing

It spots a small fish …

Heron fishing

pounces …

Heron fishing

holds the prey in its beak …

Heron fishing

swallows …

Heron fishing

and starts watching for the next victim.

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