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~A White, Blue~

A Great White Heron…..

 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.

Great White Heron
Great White Heron

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.

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Notice his yellow legs.

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.

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So Still

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.

Sunset November 13, 2014 in Myakka River State Park
Sunset November 13, 2014 in Myakka River State Park

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Looking west from the same location
Looking west from the same location

Look close in these last photos and you might see Alligators, Herons, Storks, Black-necked Stilts, Spoonbills, Grebes, Egrets and maybe others!

Until next time...
Until next time…

~Photos of the Day `11/12/2014` – Wood Stork Searching for Breakfast~

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.

 

Wood Stork Searching for Breakfast
Wood Stork Searching for Breakfast (a little Pied-bill looking on)

 

Pied-billed Grebe
Pied-billed Grebe (photo taken 11/09/2014)

 

"Got something?"
“Got something?”

 

"I finally got one!"
“I finally got one!”

 

It was a big fish. She almost has it down.
It was a big fish. She almost has it down.
"Yummy, whats for lunch?"
“Yummy, whats for lunch?”

 

The photo below, of a Wood Stork, was taken last evening as the sun was setting over the Myakka River.

"See you later"
“See you later”

 

 This post is my contribution to Wild Bird Wednesday

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