Juvenile Great Blue Heron with Breakfast

Juvenile great blue heron at Wilde Lake enjoying a quick breakfast. I had stopped over in a break in the rain on June 3rd after a failed visit to Lake Elkhorn prior. It was raining very hard at Elkhorn with wind gusting above 20 mph. By the time I got to Wilde Lake, the rain was mostly died down and I happened upon this juvenile right beside the bridge hunting. It stood there for about a minute after it caught this fish before flying upstream to eat. There is a heron rookery not far from Wilde Lake so I expect to see an increase in juveniles in the upcoming weeks.

Lens - Tamron 100-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD @ 400m on Nikon D5500