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Great Blue Heron

Ardea herodias

Description:

The Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) is a large wading bird in the heron family Ardeidae, common near the shores of open water and in wetlands over most of North and Central America as well as the Caribbean and the Galápagos Islands. It is a rare vagrant to Europe, with records from Spain, the Azores, England and the Netherlands. An all-white population found only in the Caribbean and southern Florida was once treated as a separate species and known as the Great White Heron. (Wikipedia)

Habitat:

riparian

Notes:

A pair building their nest.

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Steve Lenz
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Steve Lenz

Washington, USA

Spotted on Mar 26, 2012
Submitted on Sep 28, 2012

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