Ruffling the feathers can be another sign of breeding season.💕 Off to work – busy time of year! For lots of awesome GBH Nesting facts, see Cornell’s Bird Cam FAQ’s!!
It appears that some of the Great Blue Herons are preparing for the new nesting season already. Fun to see them on this very overcast morning. I was a bit surprised to even observe this common mating display, stretching his neck skyward. Hope he finds a girlfriend ♥️! Glad I saw these GBH’s that morning, […]
The Great Blue Heron on the left above is a very common sight, of course. We know that Great Blue Herons eat fish and other aquatic life. But when I spotted the GBH on the right, I couldn’t quite tell what he had in his long sharp bill!?🧐 As the Heron lifted up his prey, […]
BirdNote recently highlighted this quote from an opinion piece in the Washington Post by Wendy Paulson of the Bobolink Foundation. I couldn’t agree more: ‘My hope is that when we emerge from this troubling time, people around the globe will find themselves more keenly aware of how blessed we are by the gifts of the […]
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. . . .