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Great Blue Heron

Ardea herodias

Description:

Large magnificent sea bird with blue-gray back and long neck. Easily a 6 foot wing span.

Habitat:

Along the ocean beaches on rocks and sand standing very still catching food with his sharp spear-like bill.

Notes:

This Heron was at the end of Soule Road on Hamilton Beach around noon when spotted feasting on what looked like eels. I watched him catch at least three of them within fifteen minutes.

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3 Comments

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 8 years ago

Superb shots!

CoastalJHawk
CoastalJHawk 8 years ago

Very cool. Great shots.

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 8 years ago

Lovely and a little different profile! Eels for lunch, a little variety!

bjohnson
Spotted by
bjohnson

Maine, USA

Spotted on Apr 18, 2012
Submitted on Apr 18, 2012

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