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Mother and Chickie

Mother and Chickie

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A mother Great Blue Heron raises her chick at Circle B Bar Reserve in Lakeland.  This statuesque heron is our largest wading bird and lives in the Tampa Bay region year-round. Great blue parents build their sturdy nests in trees overlooking wetlands or waterways, and feed their babies a diet dominated by fish that the parents capture and regurgitate. Adult herons also eat snakes, frogs, rodents and many other animals. Photo by Linda Arns.

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