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This Trip-colored Heron was spotted on Thursday, February 9, 2017, at the pond beside the Walmart parking lot on CR 466 in The Villages, FL.  This small pond is where I have photographed many wading birds in the last year, as well as a couple of small alligators (no alligators yesterday).  There also were ducks, a grebe, and a glorious Little Blue Heron.  I will share additional pictures of those other birds in coming posts.

This Trip-colored Heron flew in and was wading very close to where I was observing from the shoreline.  The bird was oblivious to my presence for about a minute and then I slowly backed away.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger picture.  Enjoy!



Comments on: "A Gorgeous Tri-colored Heron" (2)

  1. Hello,, the Tricolored Heron is gorgeous. One of my favorite herons. Great shots, always nice to see them. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

    • Hi Eileen, I had just about given up on that particular pond as very few birds had been there in many weeks and presto – a pond full of birds. I guess it happens that way at times. Interesting as it is right next to a super busy parking lot for Walmart. Glad you also enjoy the Trip-colored Herons. They are pretty birds. Have a great weekend!

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