Heron versus Tench

I saw this grey  heron (Ardea cinerea) while riding my bicycle along the Oosteinderweg, near Aalsmeer, probably just after it caught a tench (Tinca tinca). The weather wasn’t great, so I upped the ISO a bit, to 1250, but nevertheless the pictures came out nice, or at least interesting.  In view of all the scratches on its beak, it is probably an older bird, and it is likely not his first large fish.

 

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