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
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This wonderful shot captures a Great Blue Heron in the process of building its nest.
Great Blue Heron. See RonK's post here. Many environmentally related posts appearing at Daily Kos each week don't attract the attention they deserve. To help get more eyeballs, Spotlight on Green News & Views (previously known as the Green Diary Rescue) normally appears twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Show More Summary
That's the tip of the Great Blue Heron's wing jutting into the left side of the picture. He wanted that fish. This is one of those pixes you always regret not capturing. The heron is hot pursuit of the osprey. That's the osprey's wing in the upper right. Show More Summary
Artist Shannon Holt has created a beautiful series of body paintings depicting the snowy egret, great blue heron, alligator, and other Florida wildlife. Holt painted on a variety of media, including canvases and wood, before she began body painting in 2008. photos by Ryder Gledhill via I Love Body Art
Rick Derevan captures an incredible moment—just as a great blue heron grabs a fish.
Great egrets, snowy egrets and great blue herons gather along the shoreline of New Hampshire.
This is a shot I got of a great blue heron a few years ago. The background has been PhotoShoped but not the bird itself. Good photos frequently have less to do with skill than being in the right place at the right time with the right lens. Share on Tumblr
Great Blue Heron with ruffled feathers along the St. Petersburg, Florida, ocean front. Many environmentally related posts appearing at Daily Kos each week don't attract the attention they deserve. To help get more eyeballs, Spotlight on Green News & Views (previously known as the Green Diary Rescue) appears twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Show More Summary
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...Show More Summary