Large schools of fish inhabit the inner waters of the Edmonds breakwater. Even though the signs say no fishing inside the breakwater, there is one fisherman that has been exempted: the Great Blue Heron.
This local bird that can be seen close up inside the breakwater. The heron can remain statue still for long periods of time waiting for a fish to come into range. When a fish comes close enough, the heron — with his long neck — moves lightning fast to catch his next meal. He seldom misses.
The bird pictured has been recently fishing just off the pier for several days.
— Photos by Doug Parrott