Here he is with one of the gunnels he had for lunch.
At the low tide line
"What do I see there?"
Very much alive. And flipping madly.
Between flips, the heron would shake the gunnel violently. I couldn't catch that; the action was too fast, just a blur.
No. It's flipping again.
"Whew! Almost lost it there!"
Getting a better grip. Flip!
Got it by the middle, now.
Sliding the fish up towards the mouth. Still twisting back and forth.
"Ahhhh! That was delicious!"
And he went back to his fishing. He caught three while we watched.