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    • Голяма синя чапла
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    • Ardea herodias
    • Ardea herodius
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    • Garza morena
    • Garza Azul
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    • Great Blue Heron
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    • Grand Héron
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    • GBHE
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Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

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January 18, 2017 05:37 PM CST

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January 20, 2017

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Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)

20 January 2017
Ray Roberts Lake State Park, Isle du Bois
Pilot Point, Denton County, Texas

Both the Great Blue Heron in this pic and I were surprised to see one another when at least a couple of other Great Blue Herons had already taken flight upon our approach on the trail. But this one stuck around a bit longer only taking off until we were nearly upon its chosen foraging spot in a small interim wetland area beside the trail. This explains the soft focused quick shot and the missing point of its bill on the pic's left margin.

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January 21, 2017 11:34 AM CST

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January 21, 2017 10:36 AM PST

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January 21, 2017 03:17 PM EST

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January 21, 2017 09:18 AM CST

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January 8, 2017 08:12 AM CST

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January 20, 2017 09:29 AM CST

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January 17, 2017 05:14 PM PST

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January 20, 2017 12:37 AM HST

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January 20, 2017 11:17 AM AKST

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January 20, 2017 01:16 PM AKST
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Description from Wikipedia

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 America and Central America, as well as the Caribbean and the Galápagos Islands. It is a rare vagrant to coastal Spain, the Azores, and areas of far southern Europe. An all-white population found only in the Caribbean and Florida was once treated as a separate species...

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Conservation Summary

Source: BirdLife International (2011) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/07/2011.
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