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Here are pictures of three Great Blue Herons that I took about in the last couple of weeks at three different spots.  One heron was at Lake Miramar near Spanish Springs Town Square, one was at the ever fun Walmart pond at Buffalo Ridge on CR 466 and the last of these Great Blue Herons was at Santiago Golf Course pond – all in The Villages, FL.

All these are beautiful big wading birds that hunt for fish, frogs, small turtles, ducklings, eggs, aquatic snails and sometimes shoreline mice, snakes, and lizards.  An interesting thing happened last evening at about 7:00pm.  I spotted a Great Blue Heron sitting on top of an air conditioning unit at the side of a lake front home here.  That bird was absolutely sitting on the side of the house!  I never would have expected to see that behavior.  No, so sorry, I did not have my camera with me.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the picture.  Enjoy!










Comments on: "Great Blue Herons in The Villages, FL" (4)

  1. Nice pictures of them. The ones that come here in summer haven’t returned yet, or so far I’ve missed them. I love to see them!

    • Hi Montucky, Any day now, you will see you Great Blue Herons winging their way back to you streams, lakes, marshes, and ponds. Have an especially nice day tomorrow!

  2. Hello, pretty series on the GB Heron! They are always a nice bird to see! Have a happy day!

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