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Great blue heron

Ardea herodias

Description:

I always enjoy finding and studying herons. They will take on just about any habitat to find food, though usually water related. This one was enduring crashing waves in the cold Puget Sound waters. This lone hunter had the entire beach to him or herself.

Habitat:

Spotted along West Beach at Joseph Whidbey State Park.

Notes:

The primary prey in the north Puget Sound are sticklebacks, gunnels, sculpins, and perch.

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Washington, USA

Lat: 48.31, Long: -122.72

Spotted on Dec 8, 2018
Submitted on Dec 31, 2018

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