Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Louisiana Heron

I stopped by one canal in Citrus Park where there were many species of birds and a family of otters hunting side by side. The photos of the wood storks I sent yesterday were taken in the same area.

The Louisiana herons were interesting to watch. After it got comfortable with me being close by, this heron stood on the bank with neck outstretched. Then, in a flash, it would fly across the canal grabbing for food in mid-flight. The second photo shows how it actually immersed its head in the water while flying.

I took many other photos of the hunting techniques of the birds I saw there. No doubt, I'll share a few over the next while. :)

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