Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Great Blue Herons

Great Blue Heron
Viera Wetlands

A beautiful day for a hike at the Viera Wetlands this morning! It seemed as if there was a reunion of the Great Blue Herons going on. We encountered them every where we looked! They seemed to be looking at us too.

The Great Blue Heron is the largest in the heron family, capable of reaching heights of nearly 4 1/2 feet.

 The Great Blue Heron's razor sharp bill is used to stab its prey.

The Great Blue Heron feeds by standing still in the water for long periods or by walking along the waterway or marshy vegetation. It enjoys dining on a variety of catches including fish, frogs, small mammals, and insects.

1 comment:

  1. I'm looking forward to following your blog. I love your photos! I've added you to "The Big Birding Blog List" at www.BirdingIsFun.com.


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