Pan-handling blue heron

For years I’ve looked at great blue herons shivering in the Kansas winter and wondered how the poor, predatory wading birds survive.

Now I know thanks to a fun video shot by Wildlife and Park’s Mike Blair.

Click HERE to see a great blue that’s pan-handling some fresh fish from some ice fishermen near Pratt.

Good thing the anglers weren’t hauling big wipers through the ice. The blue heron seemed to be challenged enough handling a hand-sized green sunfish.