The photographs below show a Great Blue Heron making a strike. It takes the heron only one-tenth of a second to plunge its head from high over the water down to the bottom.
The temperature was in the low twenties, and it was a sunny blue sky day.
There was no wind, so it was a comfortable day to walk around, enjoy the park, and make some photographs.
Assateague Wild Horses
The Wild Horses on were grazing near the roads, enjoying the sunshine and willing portrait subjects. The wild horses free to roam where they please are beautiful, especially in the sunlight.
After photographing the wild horses and not seeing many waterfowl in range, I decided to drive to Chincoteague Island, only forty miles away, to see if the heron were active.
Great Blue Heron
I could see four heron stalking and one was standing in the light watching for small minnows in the shallow water.
I sat down on the gravel, leaned back against a tire and observed while it had lunch. I was able to make the photographs you see below.
Those images are spaced one-tenth of a second apart, so the strike happens well under a second. Wish I could do that with when angling for rockfish.