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Great Blue Heron Perch
Great Blue Heron-Ardea herodias
Great Blue Heron-Ardea herodias, Order CICONIIFORMES - Family ARDEIDAE, The largest and most widespread heron in North America, the Great Blue Heron can be found along the ocean shore or the edge of a small inland pond. This beautiful bird was near Acton Lake in Heuston Woods State Park in SW Ohio. In the first week of April, I had several sightings of Great Blue Herons flying into the area. The white form of the Great Blue Heron, known as the "great white heron," is found nearly exclusively in shallow marine waters along the coast of very southern Florida, the Yucatan Peninsula, and in the Caribbean. Year-long resident. A very large bird, 38-54 inches long with a 66-79 inch wingspan. (Photo: April 3, 2004, Canon 10D, EF 400mm f/5.6L IS USM)
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Sources of species identification and other amazing info include (1) Cornell Lab of Ornithology--a fantastic site; (2)Birds of Eastern and Central North America, Peterson Field Guide Series, Fifth Edition, Houghton Mifflin Company; (3) The National Audubon Society's Sibley Guide to Birds and (4) Field Guide to the Birds of North America, Third Edition, National Geographic, Washington, D.C.
Winter/Spring Bird Collection Quicktime Movie
A quicktime movie (CLICK on image Above) of bird photos taken over the 2004 Winter/Spring. I used a Canon 10D and Mark II digital camera with a Canon 100-400 L lens, a Canon 300 L lens and a Canon 400 5.6 lens.
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