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Great Blue Herons

These Great Blue Herons recently were spotted fishing at two lakes here in The Villages, FL.  The big herons are tremendous at wading in shallow water to spear fish or frogs with their long sharp bills.  They sometimes also dine on mice if the mouse is close to the shore, and same for small snakes and lizards.

The Great Blue Herons fly to the pond, lake, river or marsh, from their rookery in the tops of larger sturdy trees.  After fishing, herons will step out of the water, make a short flight up the shoreline, land, and spread their wings in the Sunshine to dry themselves (if necessary) before returning to the hunt or to the roost.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of that picture.  Enjoy!

 

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Comments on: "Great Blue Herons" (2)

  1. I especially like the photo of the heron with its wings spread showing all of those beautiful feathers!

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