Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Great Blue Heron

I think there were probably 2 or 3 Great Blue Herons at the Bird Viewing Area in Port A. All were pretty calm. Herons are grouped together with several species of wading birds (but not cranes). The Great Blue and the Great Egret are both of the genus Ardea.

I was really excited to get some good flight pictures of this bird. One advantage to the big waders is that they fly rather slowly. We saw several large waders at Port A. My picture of the Tri-Colored Heron didn't come out well (it was too far away), and the only Ibis I saw were flying way overhead.

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