By Paul Goldfinger Tropicana Forum.
We first spotted the Great Blue Heron behind our house wading in the shallow water of the Camelia River (Tropicana park.) She moved fairly quickly, and I tried to keep up with her. The sun was very bright.
She reached a place where the foliage was thick, and I lost sight of her.
Then I caught up, and when I could get a clear place to see, there she was……facing down a Great White Heron. The two large birds were very still, facing each other. The Blue is larger than the white.
The standoff suggested that it would end with a fight, but after about 5 minutes, they just walked away in opposite directions, and then as I moved closer, the Blue flew off over the rooftops of Camelia Drive.