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Large bird that was looking for fish
He was fishing in a fresh water spring that flows out to the Gulf of Mexico
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.
I like that third shot - cool angle. Nice job btw, I know these birds are usually pretty skiddish
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.
He also does not have a yellow beak
It doesn't have the feathers on the top though.
That's a Great Blue Heron
Lat: 28.10, Long: -82.77
Spotted on Jun 11, 2011 Submitted on Jun 11, 2011