I was attempting to photograph this great blue heron at Ring's Pond when suddenly he snatched a huge largemouth bass from the water!
Cornwall, Orange County
I captured this picture of a great blue heron that stalked and caught a chipmunk in my backyard. I had no idea that a heron would consider chipmunk food.
Wilton, Saratoga County
Though surprising to many people, herons will eat chipmunks' and other small rodents. The majority of a heron's diet & fish, but it will also eat turtles, snakes, insects, frogs and even other birds, as well as small rodents like voles, chipmunks, mice, etc. This is especially true when herons return in the spring before ice-out.