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I’ve Got The Blues!

At El Santiago Golf Course Pond, The Villages, FL

At Mallory Hill Golf Course Pond, The Villages, FL

Great Blue Herons, that is!  Ha!  I have spotted a few Great Blue Herons around the community’s ponds in the last few days and have enjoyed photographing these rather majestic wading birds.

The Great Blue Herons eat fish, frogs, turtles, baby alligators, snails, worms, mice, small snakes, lizards, and larger insects.  We have had a lot of rain this past week, so the hunting for worms in lawns around the lakes and ponds is particularly easy for the wading birds at the moment.  By the way, it is pretty unusual to see a Great Blue Heron on a lawn other than immediately at water’s edge.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the picture.  Enjoy!

Near Lake Sumter Landing, The Villages, FL

At Schwartz Park on Lake Paradise in The Villages, FL

 

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Comments on: "I’ve Got The Blues!" (1)

  1. They look even larger when they are standing on grass.

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