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Great Blue Heron

Posted by Edwin Bowe on November 29, 2021 at 9:10 am
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Location: Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Sanibel Island, FL
There are at least three forms of great blue herons: the common blue form (shown here), a white form, (with all white feathers and a yellow bill), and Wurdeman’s (which has light blue body, a white head, and an orange bill). When in breeding plumage, as shown in this image, great blue herons have longer plumage on the chest and back.