This gorgeous Great Blue Heron was one of hundreds of water birds and waders that I spotted at a small pond in The Villages, Florida on April 9, 2016. This pond was in the Evans Prairie area. The Great Blue Heron was pausing during its hunt for a fine dinner of fish, frogs, small turtles, or other small aquatic animals in the pond.
This Great Blue Heron was following a huge flock of White Pelicans as well as many Great Egrets and a Little Blue Heron or two. Lots of birds in a small body of water makes for interesting bird watching, doesn’t it? I think so. I am always glad to see “Old Hank’s” cousins. I do miss Hank Heron, from my days a few years ago, in TN at the little farm. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the picture. Enjoy!