Great Blue Herons work diligently on building their new nests at this time of year, spending much of their day collecting and adding branches.I watched as Mr. GBH flew off to the woods, looking for just the right branch. He thought about taking this long, bulky stick back to the nest, but later decided against it in favor […]
I was mesmerized by this striking Great Blue Heron gazing out across the ponds from his treetop perch yesterday morning . . . so full of grace!! In a nearby tree, another Great Blue appeared to be mulling over the selection of a new nesting spot for this year.Quite a few pairs of Herons are already flying back and […]
The Wakodahatchee Wetlands is a unique “constructed wetlands” in Delray Beach, Florida, and one of the places I go birding and blog about most often. “Each day, the Southern Region Water Reclamation Facility pumps approximately two million gallons of highly treated wastewater into the Wakodahatchee Wetlands, which in turn acts as a percolation pond, returning billions of […]
Learn more, and take a virtual visit to this special place: Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary
A handsome Great Blue Heron primps before setting out to start the day ~
The Great Blue Herons are busy preparing for nesting and raising new families. Looking good and showing off in the evening. . . . Nest-building duties in the morning. . . .
Walking through the Orlando Wetlands last night, after a heavy rainstorm, I spied this Great Blue Heron trudging up out of the water with a tasty catch firmly speared on his long, dagger-like bill. The Heron spent a few moments shaking the unfortunate fish, who soon gave up the struggle. It is believed that this action breaks […]
I love this quote from author Jonathan Rosen’s wonderful book, Life of the Skies . . .! “Everyone is a birdwatcher, but there are two kinds of birdwatchers: those who know what they are and those who haven’t realized it yet.”
This handsome young Great Blue Heron grabs a few private moments for himself.
This Great Blue Heron actually looked like a fake cut-out against the water as he sailed by before touching down!He slid in gracefully, for a nice smooth landing . . . And then strolled around looking quite elegant 🙂I don’t think he was even foraging for something to eat. . . !Just strutting, looking very debonair […]