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A Little Blue Heron

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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!

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Comments on: "A Little Blue Heron" (4)

  1. Good morning, I love the Little Blue Herons. It is great to see these waders close to the shopping area. Wonderful collection of photos, I like the flight shots. Have a happy day!

    • Hi Eileen, Thanks! I think it is really great that wildlife can thrive so close to suburban business. Here in Florida that idea is not terribly novel; but for someone unused to it, well, it seems really wonderful! Have a super day today!

  2. beautiful shots!

    • Hi Tex, Thanks a bunch. I was at a restaurant near the pond tonight at dinner and saw a Great Egret but nothing else as it was beginning to rain. I had my camera but did not have a rain sleeve on it so no photographs. It is a nice swampy attractive little pond with grassy landscaped banks. Have a wonderful day tomorrow!

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