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This Little Blue Heron was spotted here in The Villages, Florida at the Santiago golf course pond on Enrique Drive on Saturday evening at about 5:00pm.  I was driving around that area trying to look for the Bald Eagles I sometimes spot there, and came upon the heron while it was fishing for its dinner.

This large pond is right up against the street so when the big wading birds or the ducks are present, it is easy to see them.  This golf course is closed and under maintenance now so the birds are more at ease being there.  The Santiago golf course pond is in a residential area and at the recreation center with parking there for cars and carts.

The Little Blue Herons are around the community but not at every lake or pond.  I would say, I see a Little Blue Heron about every few weeks.  The White Ibis or Great Blue Herons are much more commonly seen here.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the picture.  Enjoy!

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Comments on: "A Little Blue Heron Fishes For Dinner" (2)

  1. I’m always amazed at all the big birds there and how they have adapted to living around people.

    • Hi Montucky, I was thinking that myself as I was amazed at how calm all the “Beggar” Ibises and a placid (are they anything other?) Wood Stork were at parking-lot and lake side near our town square on Lake Mira-mar the other night. That is probably why I take so many pictures of the bigger birds – easy to photograph. Have a great coming week!

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