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great blue heron

  1. Great blue heron

    Great blue heron

    Hunting in the port basin at dusk
  2. Great Blue Heron

    Great Blue Heron

    Magnolia Gardens Rookery
  3. So well groomed

    So well groomed

    Great Blue Heron perched on my fence.
  4. Two Great Blue Herons

    Two Great Blue Herons

    These were taken within a few minutes of each other... the same day, same side of the canal, but NOT the same birds!
  5. Great Blue Heron

    Great Blue Heron

    Perched up high in a Cottonwood tree on the lookout for an evening snack.
  6. Wurdemann's heron

    Wurdemann's heron

    A great blue heron intermediate morph that occurs when a great blue heron and a great white heron (which is a specific morph of great blue heron found in South Florida that presents as all white) mate...the Wurdemann's heron is an odd hybrid that's quite rare and a treat to see
  7. Great blue heron bringing home the dinner

    Great blue heron bringing home the dinner

    The always-excellent fishermen, this great blue heron was bringing a nice fish catch back home to its chicks nesting nearby
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    Great Blue Heron.jpg

    Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias wardi)
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    Great Blue Heron.jpg

    Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias wardi)
  10. Great Blue Heron

    Great Blue Heron

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    Great Blue Heron.jpg

    Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias wardi)
  12. Great Blue Heron

    Great Blue Heron

    ssp. fannini
  13. Great blue heron posed like a statue

    Great blue heron posed like a statue

    Sitting for its portrait, still as a statue, this great blue heron found a dead tree stump over the water to rest and watch over the wetlands
  14. Great Blue Heron Photobombed by a Swallow (?)

    Great Blue Heron Photobombed by a Swallow (?)

    Huntington Beach State Park
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    Great Blue Heron.jpg

    Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias wardi) saying goodby.
  16. Great Blue Heron

    Great Blue Heron

    It flew down from its perch and began to hunt.
  17. Great Blue Heron

    Great Blue Heron

    Taken on Turner River Road, south of Naples, Florida. It wasn't long before it caught its lunch.
  18. Great Blue Heron

    Great Blue Heron

    The same heron that had dropped its fish for a scratch.
  19. Great Blue Heron

    Great Blue Heron

    Taken at the CREW, Naples, Florida.
  20. Got an itch....

    Got an itch....

    Just below its bill you can see the catfish that it had dropped.
  21. Great Blue Heron

    Great Blue Heron

    I had never seen this pose before but I assume it's just stretching its wings.
  22. Great Blue Heron showing determination and focus

    Great Blue Heron showing determination and focus

    If I could have this determination and focus in my ministry!
  23. Great Blue Heron

    Great Blue Heron

    This great blue heron was hunting for fish in a marsh. He looks so majestic. I love watching them fly because they remind me of pterodactyls with their large wingspans.
  24. Great Blue Heron

    Great Blue Heron

    Taken at the Corkscrew CREW, Naples, Florida. This state owned property has 12 miles of trails next door to the famous Corkscrew Swamp run by the Audubon Society, and its free.
  25. Great Blue Heron

    Great Blue Heron

    This was taken just after it had its lunch, a catfish I believe.
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