TweetThat’s quite a wingspan – longer than yours, Gentle Reader:
This is a great blue heron down at Dana Point. It flew right by my ear and then settled down on the rocks long enough for me to get surprisingly close. I guess they get used to human company down there.
Down in the southern and western section of Phoenix, AZ, sits 500 acres of pristine land known as the Tres Rio Wetlands. The manufactured property is next to the Estrella Mountains and where you will find Great Blue Herons, beavers and bobcats that roam freely throughout the land. Show More Summary
Back in 2009, a pair of Great Blue Herons built a nest on a dead oak in Sapsucker Woods right outside the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, and I spent an inordinate amount of time photographing the growing family. Our best views of the nest...Show More Summary
The Society hosts periodic public bird walks through Clear Lake State Park in pursuit of seeing songbirds, wildfowl, raptors, great blue herons, egrets and other feathered friends. During the floats, guests board pontoon boats for 90-minute...Show More Summary
I made my way down the long path to the local rookery to check on the status of the Great Blue Heron population. I counted 65 on or near the nests and saw many more in flight. This picture shows just a small portion of the numerous nests. Show More Summary
The photograph, presented on the Senate floor, captures the death-grip of a great blue heron as it clenches a snake, and the snake’s last-ditch diversion. This post Legislature Honors Sebastopol Photographer for Wildlife Photo of the Year appeared first on AmmoLand.com Shooting Sports News.
Ah, birds. So beautiful, so elegant — wait, what is happening?! The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission posted a video on Facebook Thursday that shows a great blue heron eating an alligator. OK, so it’s a baby alligator, but an alligator nonetheless. Show More Summary
Such a dapper bird!
A juvenile great blue heron hunting opaleye at dawn. A good start to another day on the wild Monterey Bay—our best exhibit by far!
Arriving at Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area early this morning, activity on the pools was subdued except for scattered groups of great egrets, great blue herons and double-crested cormorants. The reason was clear when I spotted a flock of decoys near a marshy shore and saw duck-wing pinwheels along the channel. Show More Summary
A couple of visits to Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area this past week revealed a rather calm scene on the Missouri River floodplain. While large numbers of great blue herons and great egrets stalked the pools and small numbers of American...Show More Summary
Spear-billed, long-necked, wading marsh dinosaurs that eat... well, whatever they can catch and cram into their throats. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
This past Saturday morning, 15 July, I was at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge at 5:30 AM, heading out onto the...
I wrote about white Great Blue Herons in 2007, and thanks to a recent comment there by David Ammerman alerting me to a whitish Great Blue Heron chick in a nest, I made the short trip to Bolton, MA yesterday (July 7, 2016). It was not hard to find the nest, and I was able […] The post A white Great Blue Heron in Massachusetts appeared first on Sibley Guides.
In 2012, the derecho blasted over 140 nests out of the trees in the Potomac Creek Heronry.
Here’s a great blue heron: Or at least a very good one. It was quite tame, hanging around some fishermen at sunset hoping for leftover bait, but it gave me the stink-eye when I got close. This beach doesn’t allow dogs (fascists!), but as soon as the sun goes down, the dogs come out to […]
TweetHere’s what I saw the other day: I’m supposing it’s crayfish from the bottom of Stow Lake. Now let’s review Sometimes crayfish look very red, like a lobster, sometimes not? Great blue herons throw them up in the air and then catch ’em with a big thwack. THWACK: There’s mudbug juice everywhere. But pied-billed grebes […]
One year ago today, on May 3, 2015, I went birding in Sapsucker Woods in Ithaca, NY, hoping to reconnect with someone very dear to me. He’d never once sent me an email or text, and I didn’t know if he’d show up while I was there, but hope springs eternal. Show More Summary