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!