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Tres Rios Wetlands

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

Worst-Case Scenarios

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

Where to flock for Lake County’s feathered fauna

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

Herons And Osprey Return To Their Nests

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

Legislature Honors Sebastopol Photographer for Wildlife Photo of the Year

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.

Bird Caught On Video Just Straight-Up Eating An Alligator

5 months agoNews : Huffington Post

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

A juvenile great blue heron hunting opaleye at dawn. A good...

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! 

Decoys at the Refuge

10 months agoHobbies / Nature : Nature's Blog

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

Calm before the Avian Storm

10 months agoHobbies / Nature : Nature's Blog

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

Ode to the Great Blue Heron

Spear-billed, long-necked, wading marsh dinosaurs that eat... well, whatever they can catch and cram into their throats. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Why Would a Great Blue Heron Become a Vegetarian?

This past Saturday morning, 15 July, I was at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge at 5:30 AM, heading out onto the...

A white Great Blue Heron in Massachusetts

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.

Great blue herons battle predators and weather to survive the spring

In 2012, the derecho blasted over 140 nests out of the trees in the Potomac Creek Heronry.

Long-Legged Bird (Open Thread)

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 […]

Crayfish: It’s What’s for Dinner in Golden Gate Park – Everybody’s Eating These Tiny Lobsters

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 […]

"Dad" the Great Blue Heron

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

Glorious bird photos that won the 2016 Audubon Society Photography Awards

last yearHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Bonnie Block won the grand prize in the 2016 Audubon Society Photography Awards for her magnificent photo above of a Bald Eagle and a Great Blue Heron in Seabeck, Washington. The two predators are known to fight over prey, with the Eagles...Show More Summary

Great Blue Heron: Only in Dying, Life.

Many years ago, I went into what looked like an antique store, off the plaza in Santa Fe. Inside, a museum-like world of ancient treasures. I got talking with the owner, who unexpectedly got two objects out of a desk drawer and dropped them into my hands. Suddenly, holding two 25,000 year old black stone [...]Show More Summary

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