Heron vs Frog: nature in action

We caught a young heron in the process of swallowing a frog it had just caught. We often see herons in this location, the ponds near to the bridge across Coston’s Brook. This one was very fastidious, dipping the frog in the waters several times before swallowing it.

The pink flower by the way is  daphnia, a richly scented winter flowering shrub.  Not actually in the park, but close by.  And the scented violets are also not far off flowering.

Lets hope the frog managed to deposit some spawn into the pond for our annual tadpole display later in the spring before being eaten.

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