A Little Blue Heron was spotted standing with a Snowy Egret in a small rather swampy pond along Sumter County Road 466 near The Villages, Florida. I also saw that same beautiful bird fly up to a nearby Cypress Tree. That same Cypress had a few egrets resting in it a few moments earlier. A really fantastic sight-seeing all of that wading bird action! I took the pictures on Sept. 13, 2015 early in the evening. An interesting thing about this little pond, is that it is located very near a shopping area.
Little Blue Herons eat fish, frogs, tadpoles, small tender turtles, large aquatic snails, aquatic worms, ducklings, eggs, small snakes and small rodents. Please click on the thumbnail image to see a slightly larger version of the picture. Enjoy!