Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Eat Like a Heron

This is a photo of my oldest daughter a couple of years ago at one of her favorite nature walk areas. The bird behind her is a yellow-crowned night heron... it is one of her favorite birds. She loves walking along the river and looking for them fishing in the shallows. She has passed this love of nature on to her younger sister and together we have gone on many nature adventures at the river. When she started kinder earlier this month I've had the pleasure of hanging out with her sister and enjoying some one on one time with my youngest. Last week we took a walk through this very same park and witnessed a bird just like this one eating in the shallows. It grabbed a crawfish with it's pointy beak and we sat in the grass and watched it shake and dissect the poor creature and then throw it's head back and swallow it. My daughter was fascinated... but unlike me she didn't get a craving for crawfish etouffee or gumbo... her snack craving leaned more towards little orange fishies that come ready to eat in a bag. When we got home we decided to eat like a birds...

Here's my little heron using a pair of chop sticks like a beak to eat her goldfish. This is serious business!

And here she is enjoying the fruits of all that hard work.

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