Heavy rain over the last few days has made the river rise and Gregg Mill Pond swell. The fish must be too deep, and fishing too hazardous, for after I filled the courtyard bird feeders this morning, and the squirrel and chipmunk mob came running, this hunter came stalking into the yard. Perhaps he thought he could freeze and pretend he was a granite post, hoping a squirrel would not notice-
Great Blue Herons do eat mammals, and from what I read, they go after squirrels and chipmunks. If they are not afraid to take alligators in southern sloughs, a squirrel must be easy pickings!