Great Blue Heron #2
Photograph - Photograph
A great blue heron standing along the shore of a wetlands pond.
This image has been featured in the following groups:
Coastal Water Birds-shore Birds &
Wild Birds Of The World – A Nature Photography Group
Great blues are the largest herons in North America and a year-round resident of Florida, with migrating birds increasing the state's winter population. Great blue herons can be seen along the edges and in the shallows of both fresh and saltwater. The year-round range includes much of the United States, with summer breeding in the northern plains and the southern provinces of Canada. Winter populations extend throughout Mexico and Central America and along part of the northern coast of South America.
Standing about four feet tall with a wingspan of six feet, the body is mostly blue-gray. The head is white with a black stripe and short black plumes. The bill is long, thick and mostly yellow, juveniles having a dark upper bill. Legs are long, dull yellow to slaty-black, with rusty thighs. The front of the neck is striped black and white and the shoulder is black, with a bit of rusty coloring.
(Subject description from the artist's Wild Florida Photo website www.wildflphoto.com)
August 29th, 2018
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