Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Great Blue Heron, January 9, 2019

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A is for Ardea herodias - Great Blue Heron

Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, December 23, 2018
Great Blue Herons, Ardea herodias, are common across much of North America. Look for them wading in shallow water, standing completely still or slowly stalking fish. When their prey is spotted, they strike quickly and swallow the fish whole.

Pickwick, Tennessee, USA, January 6, 2019
And sometimes you may see them up in trees near their favorite fishing spot!

Pickwick, Tennessee, USA, January 6, 2019
Ardea herodias, Great Blue Heron: a compact body with a short tail, long legs, long neck, a sharp bill, and powerful wings.

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  1. certainly see a bunch of them, neat.

  2. gorgeous...we have them around where I live, too, so I'm lucky enough to see them as well!

  3. Your last pic of the take-off is fabulous, Lea!

  4. Terrific shots! I enjoy seeing them here, but they don't stay around over the winter.

  5. They are handsome birds. I don't see them often so when I do, I feel so fortunate.

  6. These are great captures of the GBH! I always love seeing the herons...

  7. I love herons! And they seem to tolerate cold pretty well.

  8. Their stance, even while waiting for a prey... Graceful!

  9. What a graceful gorgeous bird! Thanks for linking up at My Corner of the World!

  10. Welcome to round 24 !
    Nice to may welcome you again!

    Always beautiful and intriguing

    Have a splendid, ♥-warming ABC-Wednes-day / -week
    ♫ M e l d y ♪ (ABC-W-team)


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