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Heron and snake

A snake struggled mightily when snagged by a Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias). The heron looked a little confused by the actions of its prey and seemed to be having trouble figuring out how to grip the snake. 44 more words


Blue Heron in white sky

The sky was completely overcast early yesterday morning and most of the birds seemed to be sleeping in. One notable exception was this Great Blue Heron ( 158 more words


A wonderful Wednesday on the water

A hungry heron met me on the dock at 6:30 am today. AsĀ I was preparing for a trip to the mudflats, the heron captured and ate a herring then flew away. 157 more words

Fun Activities

Heron eating herring

Although the resolution of the photo is not great, the Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) does have herring (Clupea pallasii) in its bill. 24 more words

Marine Organisms

Not Art Nbr 4: I Have No Words

The 2015 brood of four nestlings is the largest at the nesting island in at least eight years.
Babsje, June 12, 2015

Can you tell me what is different between the two photos above?

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Beautiful Great Blue Heron in the Forest

Any Great Blue Heron nestlings that have survived this long would be grown enough by now to be left alone in their nests, and so both parents can be found foraging. 302 more words


Heron and hibiscus

The blooming Swamp Rose Mallows (Hibiscus moscheutos) at Huntley Meadows Park helped provide a beautiful backdrop for this Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias… 12 more words