CARP ON MENU AT CRAIG BAY: Local photographer Tony Markle suggested it is highly unlikely that any of our readers have ever witnessed the behaviour he saw recently from this Great Blue Heron. Diving for fish is something that pelicans and kingfishers do

CARP ON MENU AT CRAIG BAY: Local photographer Tony Markle suggested it is highly unlikely that any of our readers have ever witnessed the behaviour he saw recently from this Great Blue Heron. Diving for fish is something that pelicans and kingfishers do

Carp on the menu in Parksville’s Craig Bay

See a series of three photos in today's edition of The NEWS

CARP ON MENU AT CRAIG BAY: Local photographer Tony Markle suggested it is highly unlikely that any of our readers have ever witnessed the behaviour he saw recently from this Great Blue Heron. Diving for fish is something that pelicans and kingfishers do, not wading birds like the Great Blue Heron, said Markle, who watched this heron do just that this month in the ponds of the Craig Bay neighbourhood. Markle suggested that perhaps due to this young heron’s inexperience and hunger, he was motivated to dive head-first off the bank and into the pond. He was rewarded with a carp on this occasion. Our thanks to Tony for sharing these photos.