Saturday, July 25, 2015

Little blue heron shows off a silver fish, Bunche Beach Preserve

Photograph of a little blue heron that caught a silver fish in Florida

This little blue heron (Egretta caerulea) put on quite a show for me as a watched it hunt for a half-hour at Bunche Beach Preserve in Fort Myers, Florida. It had a terrific success rate as it struck at fish below the surface of the tidal pool. Here, it proudly showed me a full view of its silver prize before quickly swallowing it whole.

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14 comments:

  1. They are so entertaining to watch, beautiful bird,phyllis

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  2. Thanks, Phyllis. I agree herons and egrets are really fun to watch when they are hunting!

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  3. I dream of one day seeing and photographing a Little Blue Heron. Well done!

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    1. Thanks so much. They are a really lovely species to see!

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  4. The Little Blues are pretty herons, great capture! Enjoy your day!

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  5. What a beautiful bird. I had the pleasure of seein a few last Winter in FL. This is really a beauty!

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    1. Thanks, Mary! I agree that they are a lovely species to watch!

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  6. Soft colors...almost like a watercolor! Neat capture!

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    1. Thanks, Marie! Some nice high clouds moved in to help soften the light

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  7. I dream of one day seeing a Little Blue Heron!

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    1. Thanks! They are a beautiful species for sure!

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