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IN NATURE>> Majestic heron is early bird at Cossey Pond

IN NATURE>> Majestic heron is early bird at Cossey Pond

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A sliver of morning sunlight catches the eye of a great blue heron next to Cossey Pond in Fredericksburg on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020.

A sliver of morning sunlight catches the eye of a great blue heron next to Cossey Pond in Fredericksburg.

The large wading bird slowly stalks its prey, but strikes quickly to snap up a meal thanks to the specially shaped vertebrae in its neck.

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