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Great Blue Heron

Ardea herodias


Large, tall wading bird that nests in treetop colonies. Wades in shallow water to stealthly stalk or ambush fish, frogs, and other prey.


Shallow water areas along river banks and lakeshores. Nests in treetop colonies.


This photo was taken at the North Mississippi Regional Park. The heron is carrying nesting materials back to a nesting site found on an island downstream from the visitor center.

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speticolas 7 years ago

I agree! Wow!

Yasser 7 years ago

Wow! What an amazing photo!

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Lat: 45.04, Long: -93.28

Spotted on Apr 22, 2010
Submitted on Apr 22, 2010


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