Courtesy of the artist, Annie Marie Musselman A GREAT BLUE HERON But nothing casts a shadow on the sky. The spotted fawn on the cover of Finding Trust casts a wary eye at the camera. The fawn is not in a meadow. The closest thing to a green meadow is the mussed mint-green bedsheet the fawn sits on, convalescing. Show More Summary
Portland is an ordinary small town in Connecticut best known for its Brownstone Quarries but tucked away within its meadows is a large heron rookery. You may not see the herons on the nest from this photo but they are there. I counted...Show More Summary
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Most of the time, wildlife is wary of humans (and for good reason!). But in a few special locations, animals are lucky enough to live where humans won't harm them. The Galapagos is one of these locations, which is great news for wildlife watchers.
A recent beaver-led construction project on the grounds of a nature center in New York is proving yet again that symbiosis can be oh so satisfying.
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Incredible series of photos as an osprey attacks a great blue heron. I know, right? American Bird Conservancy is trying to save an Arizona Hummingbird Landmark. Hen Harriers on the brink of extinction in England. Woodpeckers and nuthatches benefit from emerald ash borer. Drinking one’s way through the World Series of Birding. OK…I’ve seen a [...]
Great Egret By: Pat Coate Spent the weekend with my sisters in Chincoteague, Virginia visiting the National Wildlife Refuge. Fantastic time with lots of birding (sorry Kathy). There were tons of herons (green, great blue, little blue, tricolored), egrets (snowy, great), ibises (glossy, white) and we saw some interesting behavior among them, described at the […]
The first chick has hatched in the Great Blue Heron nest at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary in Ithaca, New York. But if you missed it, there are four more to come.
I've been working on the Spring census for the town of Portland and having a blast! It's so much easier to look for birds in your own town because you know where everything is. If you want to add a Great Blue Heron to the list just visit the local rookery. Show More Summary
Returning, we had a fine view of a blue heron, standing erect and open to view on a meadow island, by the great swamp south of the bridge, looking as broad as a boy on the side, and then some sheldrakes sailing in the smooth water beyond. Show More Summary
TweetYou’ll soon be able to see a scene like this in Golden Gate Park when you look across Stow Lake up towards Heron Island. Get on down to the Stow Lake Boathouse area on Saturdays starting April 13th to get involved with Heron Watch. It’s brought to us by Nancy DeStefanis, director of San Francisco [...]
St Patrick's Day was a reminder in the past that it was time to start watching for great blue herons at the rookery at the North Mississippi Regional Park. The herons typically began to arrive the a day or two after St Patrick's day....Show More Summary
Saw 2 Great Blue Heron’s yesterday (wasn’t a year bird, saw one in Jan) but it was great seeing them because this means they are starting to move back into the area. Spring might be getting a little closer.... which I am ready for. Subscribe to Mon@rch All Rights Reserved ©2006-2013 [...]
For your amusement and maybe use headphones if you are watching this at work: So…while playing around with the ATX in Florida, Non Birding Bill and I had a crazy spectacular thing happen. We were both filming herons. He was using his HD camera, I was using my ATX and Nikon V1. We both [...]
TweetThis hungry Great Blue Heron waited around for a few minutes before plucking a pocket gopher from a hole in a meadow of Golden Gate Park. It’s the circle of life ‘n stuff: Click to expand. Poor little feller…
I see a great blue heron, flying north, and as we pass each other, I stifle an urge to say, Turn around, bird, New York City -- where anything is possible, where it's cruel but magical and big things can still happen -- that place is...Show More Summary
CHICAGO, IL.- For natural history print collectors, the auction includes a unique proof copy of Audubon?s Great Blue Heron, from The Birds of America ($80,000-$120,000). Other Audubon prints from The Birds of America include The Large...Show More Summary
This is an exciting day for bird enthusiasts who have been watching a great blue heron family being raised outside of Ithaca, N.Y., via webcam. But it's an extraordinary day for three heron chicks that enjoyed first flights while thousands of human admirers watched via live feed. Show More Summary
The great blue heron is a common bird that is found through out most of North America. They are often seen in ponds, marshes and other wetlands stalking their prey. They eat fish, insects, small mammals, small birds, reptiles and amphibians. Show More Summary