Pacific Herring Spawning and Great Blue Heron Takes Advantage of It!

Pacific Herring Spawning and Great Blue Heron Takes Advantage of It! from Bob Armstrong on Vimeo.

  • These Pacific herring females were laying their eggs on mussels in Auke Bay, Juneau Alaska.
  • Of interest is there did not seem to be any males taking part.
  • This Great Blue Heron spotted the activity from about 200 feet away and flew nearby.
  • It started eating the herring which appeared to be fairly easy to catch.
  • Great Blue Herons are fascinating birds. To learn more about them look at Things that go Squawk in the Night (Great Blue Herons) by Bob Armstrong and Marge Hermans
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