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ardea herodias

  1. Great blue heron

    Great blue heron

    Hunting in the dark
  2. Great Blue Heron - Immature

    Great Blue Heron - Immature

    I saw this Great Blue Heron on an early morning walk along the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon.
  3. Great blue heron

    Great blue heron

    Hunting in the port basin at dusk
  4. Blue Heron

    Blue Heron

    Up keep of the nest .... so careful with the twigs
  5. Great Blue Heron

    Great Blue Heron

    Magnolia Gardens Rookery
  6. So well groomed

    So well groomed

    Great Blue Heron perched on my fence.
  7. Heron

    Heron

    This one let me walk right up to about 30 feet
  8. Great Blue Heron

    Great Blue Heron

    Perched up high in a Cottonwood tree on the lookout for an evening snack.
  9. Wurdemann's heron

    Wurdemann's heron

    A great blue heron intermediate morph that occurs when a great blue heron and a great white heron (which is a specific morph of great blue heron found in South Florida that presents as all white) mate...the Wurdemann's heron is an odd hybrid that's quite rare and a treat to see
  10. Great blue heron bringing home the dinner

    Great blue heron bringing home the dinner

    The always-excellent fishermen, this great blue heron was bringing a nice fish catch back home to its chicks nesting nearby
  11. Great Blue Heron.jpg

    Great Blue Heron.jpg

    Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias wardi)
  12. Great Blue Heron

    Great Blue Heron

  13. Bird Island

    Bird Island

    How many different birds can you fit into one picture? My identifying skills are not great yet, but I'm hoping these are correct. Double crested Cormorant, American white pelican, Ring-Billed gull, and in the background out of focus (didn't notice him until I was reviewing the images) great...
  14. Great Blue Heron.jpg

    Great Blue Heron.jpg

    Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias wardi)
  15. Great Blue Heron

    Great Blue Heron

    ssp. fannini
  16. Great blue heron posed like a statue

    Great blue heron posed like a statue

    Sitting for its portrait, still as a statue, this great blue heron found a dead tree stump over the water to rest and watch over the wetlands
  17. Great Blue Heron - on the fly

    Great Blue Heron - on the fly

    I was taking pictures of a yellow crowned night heron and this bird came flying by! It's just a lucky shot as the backgrounds in this area are almost always full mangroves. However, I like the palm and grasses that are in this one.
  18. The Gang's All Here - April 14th, 2020

    The Gang's All Here - April 14th, 2020

    The Heron was so still I thought he was a piece of driftwood at first. The two Cormorants stood out quite well in comparison.
  19. Great Blue Heron.jpg

    Great Blue Heron.jpg

    Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias wardi) saying goodby.
  20. Great Blue Heron

    Great Blue Heron

    It flew down from its perch and began to hunt.
  21. Great Blue Heron

    Great Blue Heron

    Taken on Turner River Road, south of Naples, Florida. It wasn't long before it caught its lunch.
  22. Great Blue Heron

    Great Blue Heron

  23. Great Blue Heron

    Great Blue Heron

    Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias subsp. wardi) Sexes similar. West end of Galveston Island, San Luis Pass, Galveston County side, Texas, USA. Barrier Island, a straight connecting West Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Sandy Beach and sand dunes.
  24. Great Blue Heron

    Great Blue Heron

    Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias subsp. wardi) Sexes similar. Throat fluttering. Anauhac National Wildlife Refuge, northwest of High Island abutting East Bay, Chambers County, Texas, USA. Shoveler Pond, coastal marshes and prairies at 2-3 m (6-10 ft) elevation.
  25. Great Blue Heron

    Great Blue Heron

    Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias subsp. wardi) Sexes similar. John Crompton Park, College Station, Brazos County, Texas, USA. Remnant elm/hackberry/yaupon woodland with trails and a small man-made pond at ca. 96 m (315 ft) elevation.
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