Great Blue Heron

 

Commonly seen stalking fish in shallow waters this heron is an opportunist, striking at mice and other animals within its reach. When flying, this heron will hold its neck in an S curve with its long legs trailing behind. Great Blue Herons nest in colonies of up to 100 birds, in treetops on or near open water. Common in saltwater and freshwater habitats in Florida.

Latin Name: Ardea Herodias

Habitat:Swamp, Marsh, River

Diet: fish, frogs, insects, snakes, young alligators, small mammals