Birds of the Week # 47

Great Blue Heron



Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) is a large wading bird in the heron family Ardeidae.


Snowy Heron



Snowy Heron (Egretta thula) is a small white heron. The genus name comes from Provençal French for the little egret, aigrette, which is a diminutive of aigron, ‘heron”.


Great Egret



Great Egret (Ardea alba), also known as the common egret, large egret, or (in the Old World) great white egret or great white heron. Like all egrets, it is a member of the heron family, Ardeidae.

Note: These birds were photographed in different parts of Florida.


© HJ Ruiz – Avian101

15 thoughts on “Birds of the Week # 47

  1. Aw, gee, H.J., beautiful. Can’t you send a Great Blue or two up north to Massachusetts? It’s time, but I have only seen one of these magnificent creatures (and from a distance) so far this year! Cheers, Julie

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