We enjoyed one evening out on the dock watching a Great Blue Heron fish for his supper.
The Heron is a patient hunter, he cocks his head from side to side and just before he plunges his head into the water to stab a fish he wiggles his butt.
He struggled to get this fish in his mouth…think food stuck on your fork.
I have heard that if they try for too big of a fish they can choke as they swallow their food whole.
He was fun to watch.
Many years ago at my parents lake place we watched one hunting Chipmunks in the yard. The Heron would stand real still on one foot and wait for a chippy to run by…I suppose a chippy was an appetizer before the main meal of fish.