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Great Blue Heron

Ardea herodias

Description:

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

Habitat:

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

Notes:

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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2 Comments

speticolas
speticolas 6 years ago

I agree! Wow!

Yasser
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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