This graceful Great Blue Heron (GBH) was standing at the edge of the pond the other day, scanning the water for a good fishing spot.I stood there admiring him for quite awhile, hoping that I would catch a great photo of him catching a nice big fish. As he strutted over to the grassy mound, he surely figured that he would have better luck. What happened over the next several minutes was not what I expected, but it was pretty funny to witness. (Though I must say, it was undoubtedly quite humiliating for the handsome Heron!!) So, he stretched out as far as he could, all the better to plunge his spear-like beak into his tasty breakfast! When all of a sudden . . . he just FELL IN!!! How embarrassing can this get?? He looked quite clumsy, to say the least, as he struggled to right himself and get out of the pond!Finally, the poor GBH emerged from the pond and clambered back up onto the grassy mound. Then, apparently in order to avoid further embarrassment, he took off and flew to the other side of the pond. He surely thought he was safe from further incident if he would just stay on the other side, but . . . .Oh no…! Looks like he had marched right into Red-winged Blackbird nesting territory! Now, to add insult to injury, an angry Red-winged Blackbird dad suddenly started squawking at the GBH and dive-bombing all around his head, chasing the poor big bird away. What a way to start the morning!!