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Great Blue Herons Mating

Great Blue Herons have returned to their nesting colonies in the Northeast and their breeding season is underway. These birds are monogamous for the duration of any given breeding season. 72 more words


Wetland Birdlife: Resting, Diving, Hunting and Fishing

Officially, we’re more than 3 weeks into Spring, but this past weekend was really the seasonal turning point. Cold rain, residual surface ice and flooding prevailed, but have since yielded to very warm, sunny days and an early floral bloom in the lawn. 148 more words

Nature Photography

Great Blue Heron [Ardea herodias] ~ #21

The Great Blue Heron is a very striking bird, and pretty common in the Lower Mainland.  I’ve always loved this bird, love to watch it fly when it tucks in it’s neck like a “z” and that wing span is huge!   192 more words


Wetland Wildlife in Early Spring

The source of a nearby reservoir and pond is a wetland complex with a mix of wooded swamps, cattail marshes and surface waters. After three months of hunkering down in cold and snow, 128 more words

Nature Photography

Heron landscape

Most of the time I try to fill the frame of my camera with my wildlife subjects, but sometimes it’s nice when they are part of a larger landscape, like this shot of a Great Blue Heron ( 14 more words


The Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias), 19 March 2015 [Spring Break BioBlitz 2015]

Ardea herodias, the Great blue heron
Big Cypress National Preserve in Monroe county, Florida; 19 March 2015

I hope you like birds. At the very least, I hope you don’t hate birds because we’re going to be seeing plenty of birds coming up in the… 193 more words