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Great blue heron

Ardea herodias


spotted on small lake dock in county park


This bird has been habituated to the presence of people in the park. I was there for the sunset and a family was there fishing. The heron landed only a few feet from us and stayed almost 45 minutes. Later another young family arrived and said that they see the bird often and sometimes feed him their catch.

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44 Comments (1–25)

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 8 years ago

shocked that i missed it too!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 10 years ago

Gorgeous! I cannot believe I missed this one, Auntie! :)

auntnance123 10 years ago

Much appreciated, Sandra and Chief. As I understand it, this bird is still a regular visitor to this little dock.

SandraPereira 10 years ago

great spot !! the first one is beautiful

AjayKhandige 10 years ago

beautiful shot!

MaryL 10 years ago

Amazing shot!

Marie Cuenca
Marie Cuenca 10 years ago

That was so dramatic! Great spotting! :-)

auntnance123 10 years ago

:-D Glad you've enjoyed it, Phillip.

Nimbid Ditavi
Nimbid Ditavi 10 years ago

Epicness overload!!!!

JamesFunk 10 years ago

Beautiful photo!

ClaudiaCarneiro 10 years ago

what a beautiful shot! Congrats!

auntnance123 10 years ago

Thanks again. (must admit it's one of my favorites)

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 10 years ago

Specatacular spotting...

LisaPowers 10 years ago

Wonderful 1st shot!

HeatherMiller 11 years ago

Pic #1 could be a screen saver

auntnance123 11 years ago

Thanks so much, Liam and Heather. This fellow is still a regular at this little dock. Maybe later this spring he'll introduce us to some new family.

HeatherMiller 11 years ago

Great Angles & colors

Liam 11 years ago


Seema 11 years ago

Nice silhouette of the majestic posture

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 11 years ago

Amazing series,,

NicholeSauve 11 years ago

Great angle and very beautiful silhouette!! Absolutely love this!!

auntnance123 11 years ago

I never considered that, Ismael, but on your recommendation...

alicelongmartin 11 years ago

I must have missed this during my vacation! Completely Stunning!

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 11 years ago

you should add the spotting to 2011 best wildlife photo mission

auntnance123 11 years ago

Oh my! I'm flattered, Antonio.

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Cocoa, Florida, United States

Spotted on Oct 16, 2011
Submitted on Oct 18, 2011

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