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Looking for a Lizard -Good Eats for a Little Blue Heron

 

Looking for a Lizard - Good Eats for a Little Blue Heron


Living in Florida, we have all kinds of water birds in our backyard at any given time; especially when the pond is full; but they don’t just hang out around the water. They check out the breakfast or dinner specials on our plants too. This Little Blue Heron is looking over my Lantana  bush for lizards: a definite treat for a Heron.


Little Bue Heron


We don't have many lizards around; you can understand why.

Come to Florida and enjoy nature all year round; we'll help you find it.


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Looking for a Lizard - Good Eats for a Little Blue Heron

 

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Comment balloon 23 commentsToni Weidman • January 27 2013 05:13AM

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Good morning, Toni.... you sure do have alot of creatures in your part of the country.... the birds are beautiful....not sure about the lizards!!!

Posted by Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) over 7 years ago

I would prefer a nice salad but to each their own.  HA.  A very nice pre-spring photo Toni!

Posted by Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA (Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055) over 7 years ago

Good morning Toni,

You do have many representatives from Mother Nature in Florida! Great photo!!

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899) over 7 years ago

Hmm, well lizards at least sound like a treat for some. The birds must be plenty full!

Posted by Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Home and Condo Specialists (The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803) over 7 years ago

What a great shot...almost looks like the Heron is smiling, right?  I love wildlife....keep pix coming!

Posted by Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold! (RE/MAX Realty Center ) over 7 years ago

That Lantana bush is certanly a lizard-free zone, or will be shortly!

Posted by Janna Scharf, Coeur d'Alene Idaho Real Estate Expert (Keller Williams Realty Coeur d'Alene) over 7 years ago

Barbara - someone said I have a real wildlife park in the back :)

Anita - I would prefer that too but I'm not a Heron :)

Dorie - yes, and some more welcome than others :)

Larry and Sheila - wonder what happens if they run out.

Kristin - it does look like he's smiling!

Janna - I'm sure it will be!

Posted by Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) over 7 years ago

Toni,

Well, I learned something new.  I had no idea blue herons ate lizards.  I see them in the salt marshes when we take a walk headed towards the beach.  I assumed they found their goodies there...Happy Sunday.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) over 7 years ago

Good afternoon Toni -

Well no sightings of Little Blue Heron in our area but they would certainly love feasting on the countless lizards they thrive so very well in the high desert. You share the coolest pics and information.

Posted by John McCormack, CRS, Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me! (Albuquerque Homes Realty) over 7 years ago

Howdy and afternoon Toni

Toni my friend, that sure is a mighty fine photo shoot of that Little Blue Heron. We have a Great Blue Heron that likes hanging out at the Creek which flows along the bottom part of our back property. 

Have a good one 

Dale in New Hampshire

Posted by Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information (Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections) over 7 years ago

Alexandra - they eat grasshoppers, and other bugs too if the water stuff isn't available.

John - your lizards are probably a little large for my Little Blue.

Dale - thank you; our Great Blues eat larger stuff but wiill also settle for an occasional lizard.

 

Posted by Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) over 7 years ago

Thanks for sharing your photograph.  If I lived in your area, I would need to learn how to do wildlife photography.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 7 years ago

Hi Toni, I always enjoy your bird photos.  They seem willing to come up close and pose for you!

Posted by Dianne Goode, Realtor/Broker (Raleigh Cary Realty) over 7 years ago

Roy - it's a lot like photographing flowers except these guys move around :)

Dianne - thank you. That's what telephoto lenses are good for.

Posted by Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) over 7 years ago

Toni  The blue heron need not worry that I will be competition for his favorite morsel

Posted by Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS" (RE/MAX Executives) over 7 years ago

me either, Karen.

Posted by Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) over 7 years ago

Toni, OH MY that blue heron sure has a beak on him, perfect for picking up a lizard!

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) over 7 years ago

Toni, who knew that herons were carnivorous preditors?  Poor little lizards.

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (Redfin) over 7 years ago

Joan - They do have very large and very sharp beaks and you don't want to get close to it.

Pat - they eat toads and frogs too.

Posted by Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) over 7 years ago

Very nice photo, Toni. The color of the lantana is beautiful. We see a blue heron at a further distance from time to time walking very slowly around a pond. It throws his head forward and back while walking along.

Posted by JoAnn Moore, Home Loans in Delaware (The Mortgage Market of Delaware) over 7 years ago

That's how they spot something moving in the water. They don't have binocular vision :), JoAnn.

Posted by Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) over 7 years ago

Hi Toni,

Yummy for the blue huron. I have little black phoebes, lizards and hummingbirds who like to eat the insects in my yard but I don't think I get any big water birds even though I have a pool. Yesterday I saw an egret eating worms in the grass during the rain about 2 miles from my house. I am not sure where it came from?

 

Posted by Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning (Sun Lakes Realty) over 7 years ago

Toni,

These are great looking birds and you have a great looking shot there. :)

Steve

Posted by Steve Hoffacker, Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor (Steve Hoffacker LLC) over 7 years ago

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