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
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
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
This February we decided to take a trip down to south Texas for a week. This is about the fifth time we have made this trip. It is a great place to go in the winter. Michelle likes getting away from the Minnesota winter and enjoying the sun. Show More Summary
Birds are considered living dinosaurs, which is awesome. But this Great Blue Heron chick bears an uncanny resemblance to the Achaeopteryx, a genus of bird-like dinosaurs that represents a transition between non-avian feathered dinosaurs...Show More Summary
We leave you this last Sunday of summer among the Great Blue Herons at Veterans Park in Hamilton Township, New Jersey
A great blue heron waits for prey along the shore.
Chopin and Einstein, two great blue herons donating their sights and sounds to science through a Cornell Lab birdcam. (Photo: Keri Leaman/Flickr) It’s counterintuitive, but the last thing you expect to see on Twitter is an actual bird. Show More Summary