This Great Blue Heron was sighted at the Paynes Prairie State Park near Gainesville, Florida. It was standing in the shallow water in the Cattails, and grasses. It likely was trying to hunt for a small frog, or turtle. This area is in a fresh water marsh. There was quite a lot of water in the area because of recent heavy rains.
This park has a very large expanse of wild land marsh. There are a lot of wading birds around now. I was very happy to have spotted this heron. I took the pictures on December 16, 2013. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy!