This was a fat vole, but he had some fight in him. This plump vole was a big load for this great blue heron, but it just turned out to be a big lunch. This escape attempt was not successful in the end, and this vole is no longer with us (phew!)
I had an excellent day out at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge today, and even met Flickr contact Steve there. Despite some auto focus issues currently hindering me form either my Canon 50D or the 400mm f/5.6 L lens, I was able to get quite a few keepers. Excellent light and an action-packed day, what a great way to finish the holidays!