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A Tri-colored Heron


This Tri-color Heron lives along the shore of a small park lake a couple of  blocks behind the Sharon Morse auditorium near The Villages.  I usually see American Ibises and sometimes a Great Egret, Anhinga, or Wood Storks there at that lake.  That little lake also is inhabited by one or more Alligators!  Occasionally there are also various ducks around the shore too.

The Tri-color Heron is a medium-sized heron.  The Tri-color Heron eats fish, aquatic snails, tadpoles, frogs, small turtles, aquatic worms, larger insects, and occasionally, duck eggs or newly hatched ducklings.  Once in awhile, this heron will go hunting on shore and will catch small lizards, mice, snakes, and even land insects but mostly it enjoys aquatic foods.  I took these pictures on Dec. 3, 2015.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger picture.  Enjoy!  Wishing all who celebrate, a happy Hanukkah!


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Comments on: "A Tri-colored Heron" (6)

  1. Pretty captures of the Tri-colored heron. They are beautiful birds. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

    • Hi Eileen, Thanks they are pretty nice birds. I saw a few new ducks here yesterday at dusk – including my favorite, the Bufflehead! Saw the secret resting place of the Wood Storks and the White Pelicans too. I don’t think it is a roosting area just a quiet spot away from the park and folks. I’ll post some pictures tomorrow. Have a great evening and a pleasant day tomorrow, too!

  2. very envious. 🙂

  3. It’s enjoyable seeing birds like that which I would never see here.

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