Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron at Buckleys Hole Beach Bribie island

Birds Australia

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_blue_heron

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

Buckleys Hole Beach Bribie island Great Blue Heron

Whether poised at a river bend or cruising the coastline with slow, deep wingbeats, the Great Blue Heron is a majestic sight. This stately heron with its subtle blue-gray plumage often stands motionless as it scans for prey or wades belly deep with long, deliberate steps. They may move slowly, but Great Blue Herons can strike like lightning to grab a fish or snap up a gopher. In flight, look for this widespread heron’s tucked-in neck and long legs trailing out behind.

IMG_4407 Great Blue Heron

IMG_4408 Great Blue Heron

http://ibc.lynxeds.com/locality/australasian/australia/queensland/bribie-island?page=1

IMG_4411 Great Blue Heron

Waterbirds & Raptors of Coastal SEQ – Sunshine Coast …

www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/addfiles/…/seq_waterbirds_raptors_1.pdf

range of bird groups that includes grebes, cormorants, herons

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