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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 famous Venice, Florida rookery.

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1 Comment

PaulMcK
PaulMcK 10 years ago

great pic, well done

Gordon Dietzman
Spotted by
Gordon Dietzman

Sarasota, Florida, USA

Spotted on Feb 28, 2008
Submitted on Mar 7, 2011

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