is an all white morph of the Great Blue Heron. It has yellowish colored legs and is found in southern Florida and at one time was considered a separate species.
Late yesterday afternoon we enjoyed the evening activity along the shoreline of the Myakka River. Several birds were still fishing for their last meal of the day and so was this Great White Heron.
Not only big, white and beautiful he also has an attitude! Simply put he is a big bully. He seemed to get a big kick out of chasing all the other birds away from any area he wanted to fish! All the others knew who was boss and would fly to another area.
My favorite location for the last five days. I can’t begin to count the number of photos I took from this spot. We left Myakka River State Park this morning and I will truly miss, driving or walking less than a mile, to see this view.
Look close in these last photos and you might see Alligators, Herons, Storks, Black-necked Stilts, Spoonbills, Grebes, Egrets and maybe others!
Location: Myakka River State Park, Sarasota, Florida
This morning the Myakka River was filled with birds searching for breakfast. This Wood Stork was fun to watch as she hunted for a morsel. She turned up a good sized fish, which took her a few minutes to get down.
The photo below, of a Wood Stork, was taken last evening as the sun was setting over the Myakka River.
This post is my contribution to Wild Bird Wednesday