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This Little Blue Heron was intent on catching a meal at dusk last night.  I photographed this bluish-purple wading bird at Sunrise Point on Morse Blvd. in Lake County, Florida.  Sunrise point is located at a little park where there is a small raised deck overlooking the large freshwater marsh.

Little Blue Herons are small herons that eat aquatic prey such as water snails, worms, fish, turtles, and frogs.  While wading in the shallow water near the shore, these herons first stalk their prey, and then they stab that food with their sturdy long bill.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see a slightly larger version of that same photo.  Enjoy!

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Comments on: "A Little Blue Heron Hunts at Twilight" (6)

  1. Good morning, I love the Little Blue Herons. Great photos and sighting. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

    • Hi Eileen, Thanks a bunch. I had such fun last night watching this bird. I decided to leave when it became apparent that the heron became aware of my presence. I was up on a low wooden pier-like observation platform above the water (Gators in the water there). Have a wonderful day today and thanks for your always nice comments!

  2. so beautiful in color!

    • Hi Theresa, Yes, this bird was very vibrantly colored for the breeding season. The light was very golden as it was nearing sunset with storms to the East. I like this particular little park as there also may occasionally be Sandhill Cranes on the dry end of the park. Have a wonderful Tuesday tomorrow. Thanks for your always appreciated nice comments!

  3. Wow! I’ve never seen such a brilliantly feathered heron. Thanks for sharing!

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