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A Great Blue Heron


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!



Comments on: "A Great Blue Heron" (6)

  1. It’s good to see the herons. None have returned up here for the summer yet.

  2. aww! i like your shout-out to hank heron!

    • Hi Tex, Yes, recalling Hank fondly. I miss that little six acre place a lot but do enjoy all the recreation and birding in The Villages here in central Florida (warmer Winters, too!). Have a great weekend & I hope your own Hank will be around soon.

  3. Good morning, these must be Hank’s the Herons cousins. We have these herons nesting in the woods next to our house. They are noisy fighting and chasing each other. Great photos. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

    • Hi Eileen, Yes, it certainly is that time of year for the chase scenes. Ha! Glad “Ol Hank” has a lot of cousins far and wide! Have a super good coming week and a pleasant Sunday!

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