December 26 – While fishing with my brother in law and the kids, we got to see an example of a gull chasing a Great Blue Heron.
I first noticed a Great Blue Heron sitting on the water, like a large goose. I didn’t know Herons sat on the water, but accounts from both Wikipedia and All About Birds confirm this.
The heron then flew off, headed for the far shore.
Suddenly a very vocal gull flew at the heron. The heron wheeled around and headed back toward our shore.
The gull continued to chase it a bit more then turned back, and the heron locked its wings into a glide.