Tuesday, July 30 2019

Green Heron?

This is the first Green Heron I photographed and I wasn't sure what it was since it was very early in our living in Florida and I wasn't familiar with local birds at all. Honestly I'm still not 100% sold that it's a Green Heron so it gets its own post rather than in with other photos I have.

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Great Blue Heron

The great blue heron is a large wading bird common near the shores of open water and in wetlands It's the largest North American heron and, among all herons in Florida. It has head-to-tail length of 36–54 inches, a wingspan of 66–79 inches, a height of 45–54 inches, and a weight of 4.0–7.9 pounds.The great blue herons is roughly twice as heavy as great egrets although only slightly taller than them.

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Sunday, July 14 2019

Little Blue Heron

I love the colors that go from a deep purple head and neck changing to a deep blue body. The Audubon suggest that despite its different last name, the Little Blue Heron is probably a close relative of the Snowy Egret. It looks much like a Snowy when it is young and white in color. They are said to be generally wary and hard to approach.

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