Christmas Great Blue Heron

I went to our local Wildlife Refuge on Christmas morning to photograph some ducks that have been there. But I was surprised to see this Great Blue Heron that was close by. Sometimes one does stay over the winter, but there have not been any around for quite a while. This one kept going almost completely under the water and splashing around for probably 2o minutes. I have never seen them go that deep in the water. Where it was splashing around was not deep so if it were standing upright the entire body would be above the water. When it was really splashing around you could see the membrane that covers the eye. It was fun to watch and photograph.

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