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
This has been an action packed week for me, it’s the one year anniversary of the Minneapolis Tornado that ripped through a great blue heron rookery, destroying all the nests and displaying most of the adults. The herons ended up renesting, some at an older rookery at Coon Rapids Dam and then other establishing a [ Read More ]
Continuing the celebration of commonplace birds we now hail the ubiquitous Great Blue Heron. There are too many images to share so I’ll keep the captions brief and let the pictures do the squawking, er, I mean talking. Their beautiful blue-gray can really pop in the right light. They share our world without too much [...] a
Ithaca, NY just got a whole lot cuter with the arrival of five Great Blue Heron chicks! The fuzzballs hatched over a few days at the end of April/beginning of May and the world was watching thanks for some carefully placed webcams. The...Show More Summary
This is the transcript of a two-part For the Birds for May 3 and 4, 2012. Production of these programs was made possible in part by a generous grant from an anonymous donor. When I started keeping track of the Great Blue Heron nestvia...Show More Summary
In a first for technology and for bird watching, thousands of people watched live this weekend as a tiny Great Blue Heron emerged from an egg in between its father's gigantic feet. Viewers around the world are now able to follow the surprising lives of herons, including rare views still little known to science.
Get ready for more hatching action. The fifth and last of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology live webcam's great blue heron chicks should hatch any minute now.
Cornell Lab’s has nest cams on a couple of nests that have hatched out and are worth checking out. Here is a video of the [...]
Transcript of today's For the BirdsEver since the Cornell Lab of Ornithology put up a couple of video surveillance cameras in a Great Blue Heron nest, I’ve been spending a lot of time watching the birds and helping to moderate the chat room at www.allaboutbirds.com/cornellherons. Show More Summary