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Friday, February 8, 2013

Photo Friday - Blue Heron

Toda's Photo Friday post goes along with my post from yesterday about the Florida Everglades.  On our trip to the everglades I was lucky enough to see all sorts of beautiful birds.  One of the migratory birds that I was surprised to see both on my pond and down in Florida was a blue heron.  At least I hope that is what it is.  I'm not a birder and I was trying to compare pictures.  If I am wrong, I would love for somebody to let me know what type of bird this is.
blue heron 2
He was really big and very pretty.  I had to sneak up on him and I was able to get pretty close to him.  It took me some time to get close to him.  The ground was very muddy that day so I'm wearing my rain boots and just sinking in mud to get to him.  I got a photo though!  Not the greatest but definately not bad.  Below he is taking off.  This one is a little blurry, but I just love how his wings are designed to fly.
 
blue heron in flight
I took this picture last July, but thought that it went well with my most recent post.  I hope he returns this summer because I would love to capture him catching a fish or something.  One can dream right?

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