A quick dunk as heron snaps up a hearty frog breakfast

Beady eyes focused, the heron watches intently

Beady eyes focused, the heron watches intently

First published in News

THIS hungry heron swooped for a quick snack when he visited Oxford Mail photographer George Reszeter’s garden pond.

The bird scoffed a frog right before the lens of the snapper last month when he landed in the garden in Wootton, near Abingdon.

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  • The heron strikes

Mr Reszeter, 59, said: “I had seen this heron before, he was always very wary. The slightest movement and he was away.

“But this time he came in and didn’t move at all, he was transfixed by something on the edge of the pond.

“I got out my tripod and my 500mm lens, and set it up then all of a sudden he lunged forward and got hold of this great big frog. He dunked it a coupled of times to wash off the leaves, then he swallowed it whole.”

Herald Series:

  • The prey is cleaned

To see more of Mr Reszeter’s photography, visit http://birdsofeurope.co.uk

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  • A gulp and the frog has gone down a treat

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4:29pm Sat 4 Jan 14

Richard Wickson says...

Is this the same George Reszeter who went to Cumnor School and was a decent young cricketer and footballer.? Living in Wootton I imagine it could be. Used to photograph Oxford United games for the OM? Sorry George I always had you down as slightly older as I thought we were in the same year.
Is this the same George Reszeter who went to Cumnor School and was a decent young cricketer and footballer.? Living in Wootton I imagine it could be. Used to photograph Oxford United games for the OM? Sorry George I always had you down as slightly older as I thought we were in the same year. Richard Wickson
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4:57pm Sat 4 Jan 14

Richard Wickson says...

Richard Wickson wrote:
Is this the same George Reszeter who went to Cumnor School and was a decent young cricketer and footballer.? Living in Wootton I imagine it could be. Used to photograph Oxford United games for the OM? Sorry George I always had you down as slightly older as I thought we were in the same year.
Great pics though, always good to see nature at its best!
[quote][p][bold]Richard Wickson[/bold] wrote: Is this the same George Reszeter who went to Cumnor School and was a decent young cricketer and footballer.? Living in Wootton I imagine it could be. Used to photograph Oxford United games for the OM? Sorry George I always had you down as slightly older as I thought we were in the same year.[/p][/quote]Great pics though, always good to see nature at its best! Richard Wickson
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