Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Fire bird

During the recent fires around Port Elizabeth I headed over to Fairview to get some fire shots. I came across this very interesting sight. This black headed heron (one of three I could see) was patrolling all along the fire line. There were literally hundreds of grasshoppers and other insects fleeing from the fire and quite clearly the gang of herons caught on to this and became opportunistic hunters. They didn't have to search for the food, the food came to them.


  1. It always amazes me fire how ourwildlife lives in HARMONY with the planet! Thank is an awesome pic! the bird looks like a king!

  2. Hey, who can pass up a free grasshopper! (Good shot!)

  3. Work smarter, not harder. That's what say at work.