Great Blue Heron in March at the Lee Metcalf National Wildife Refuge

This heron was fishing, and fishing, and fishing. A Species of Concern and year-round resident of western and south-central Montana.
From Montana FWP Field Guide: Disturbance by humans and loss of protected colony sites (trees or islands) are major threats. Chemical contaminants continue to be a problem related to egg-shell thinning and direct mortality of young and adults. http://fieldguide.mt.gov/detail_ABNGA04010.aspx

Great Blue Heron reflection

Great Blue Heron reflection – intent on getting some dinner