Old Blue Heron is a lanky fellow;
Gray-blue his plumage is, and his eyes are yellow.
No fish has eluded him yet, for Hern, he is the master;
His gaze is the keener gaze, and his strike is faster.
An expert fisherman, the Great Blue Heron enjoys all manner of fish that swim within striking distance. However, it doesn’t limit itself to just fish—frogs, snakes, small mammals, and other birds that venture too close can fall victim to its lightning reflexes and spear-like beak.