Great Blue Heron
Ardea herodias

f11 @ 1/2000 s, ISO: 1600, Nikon D300 w 500 mm

"Great Blue Heron," Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) is a large wading bird in the heron family Ardeidae, common near the shores of open water and in wetlands over most of North and Central America as well as the Caribbean and the Galápagos Islands. It is a rare vagrant to Europe, with records from Spain, the Azores, England and the Netherlands. An all-white population found only in the Caribbean and southern Florida was once treated as a separate species and known as the Great White Heron.
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