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Tri-color Herons


These Tri-color Herons were wading along the shore of a small lake in a local park area in The Villages, Florida.  This lake is the temporary home of many wading birds of various kinds along with geese and ducks.

The Tri-color Herons are mostly grey with a thin, and slight, deep-reddish area along their neck and shoulders.  They also have an ivory-colored area on their undersides with a yellow bill.  These large wading birds eat fish, frogs, tadpoles, large aquatic snails, aquatic worms, insects, eggs, and occasionally, ducklings or other baby birds.  I especially enjoy seeing the herons wading along and hunting.  The herons use their bill to spear their prey.  I took these pictures on August 27, 2015.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly later picture.  Enjoy!



Comments on: "Tri-color Herons" (5)

  1. Hello, the tri-colored heron is one of my favorites. Great captures. Have a happy day!

    • Hi Tex, Yes, they certainly are! By the way, a mystery person (not me) posted a hand-made “No feeding” sign at the little lake. Noted that it is against FL state law to feed exotic wild birds and alligators. So, maybe that will be of help and prevent big birds’ begging. Hope so! Have a great Friday tomorrow!

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