This Tri-color Heron was fishing in the shallow marsh at the Lower Suwanee National Wildlife Refuge near Cedar Key, Florida while I visited that park a few weeks ago. I had a great time watching the big wading bird fish, even from a long distance. These birds are really neat to see!
These herons dine on fish, frogs, turtles, shrimp, some shellfish, small young birds, eggs and larger insects. The Lower Suwannee Wildlife Refuge is chock-full of wading birds and a number of birds of prey. It was quite an interesting quick afternoon visit and I am hoping to return. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy!