...and There He Sat

Driving to work this morning I spotted a Great Blue Heron squatted by the side of a pond. I had seen one there before, as I usually see them, stalking their prey like death from above. I was late so I hurried by but on my return an hour later it was still there. I was able to park and head in for a discreetly closer look. He turned to stare at me, looked away, looked back, but made no attempt to flee. Looking closer at his throat made me think he was dealing with a bad case of indigestion. I don't know what he ate, but from the size of his engorged esophagus maybe he was going to be there for a while trying to get it down. Maybe in this case his food was fighting back.

 ...and there he sat.

Nikon D4 Sigma 300m f/2.8 @ 300mm f/2.8 ISO 100 1/800 sec