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Great Blue Heron

Ardea herodias

Description:

Large bird that was looking for fish

Habitat:

He was fishing in a fresh water spring that flows out to the Gulf of Mexico


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7 Comments

pennymomof2
pennymomof2 8 years ago

Thanks! I was on a boardwalk in a nature park so he may be kind of use to people here. He did start walking back when I stopped to take the pictures.

mdwildlife
mdwildlife 8 years ago

I like that third shot - cool angle. Nice job btw, I know these birds are usually pretty skiddish

pennymomof2
pennymomof2 8 years ago

gotcha

MitchRay
MitchRay 8 years ago

the dark crown, gray back, and bicolored bill are all indicative of a juvie Great Blue Heron. It lacks the coloration of a Tricolored Herron.

pennymomof2
pennymomof2 8 years ago

He also does not have a yellow beak

pennymomof2
pennymomof2 8 years ago

It doesn't have the feathers on the top though.

MitchRay
MitchRay 8 years ago

That's a Great Blue Heron

pennymomof2
Spotted by
pennymomof2

Florida

Lat: 28.10, Long: -82.77

Spotted on Jun 11, 2011
Submitted on Jun 11, 2011

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