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
Watch this Great Blue Heron stalk, snatch, and swallow a gopher and you'll get a sense of how terrifying it must have been to be a small prehistoric proto-mammal just trying to survive without getting gobbled up by a dinosaur. Read more...
TweetOr not. Presenting Finn the spokefish for Pepperidge Farm – “The Snack That Smiles Back! Goldfish!” All right Gentle Reader, well how about a Great Blue Heron with a crayfish at Stow Lake from ten years back instead? Click to expand
TweetHey look at this silly goose on Hippie Hill in Golden Gate Park: So you notice the new gopher holes and you figure there might be some action so you pass the assembled hippies talking about philosophy or drugs or whatever. Oh, much closer now: I’ll spare you the shot of this boid waiting above [...]
Courtesy of the artist, Annie Marie Musselman A GREAT BLUE HERON But nothing casts a shadow on the sky. The spotted fawn on the cover of Finding Trust casts a wary eye at the camera. The fawn is not in a meadow. The closest thing to a green meadow is the mussed mint-green bedsheet the fawn sits on, convalescing. Show More Summary
Portland is an ordinary small town in Connecticut best known for its Brownstone Quarries but tucked away within its meadows is a large heron rookery. You may not see the herons on the nest from this photo but they are there. I counted...Show More Summary
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Most of the time, wildlife is wary of humans (and for good reason!). But in a few special locations, animals are lucky enough to live where humans won't harm them. The Galapagos is one of these locations, which is great news for wildlife watchers.
A recent beaver-led construction project on the grounds of a nature center in New York is proving yet again that symbiosis can be oh so satisfying.
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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 benefit from emerald ash borer. Drinking one’s way through the World Series of Birding. OK…I’ve seen a [...]
Great Egret By: Pat Coate Spent the weekend with my sisters in Chincoteague, Virginia visiting the National Wildlife Refuge. Fantastic time with lots of birding (sorry Kathy). There were tons of herons (green, great blue, little blue, tricolored), egrets (snowy, great), ibises (glossy, white) and we saw some interesting behavior among them, described at the […]
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 [...]