The location of the Columbia River Basin in North America, and the geographical origin of the juvenile salmonids found at the great blue heron
nesting sites on Hog Island (2008-2012) and Spalding (2014-2015).
And yet, for whatever reason, this particular predaceous great blue heron
and this particular boy have an odd thing going on.
Closer to the water, Great Blue Herons
and Snowy Egrets stood in the swash zone of incoming waves.
On 24 April 2009, we recovered a dead, emaciated Great Blue Heron
from a small pond near Jacksonville, Jackson County, Oregon.
Think of a great blue heron
with a 40-foot wingspan, and you'll get an idea of what Quetzalcoatlus northropi was like 65 million years ago, says evolutionary biologist Kevin Padian of the University of California, Berkeley.
OF THE MANY BIRD SPECIES that inhabit wetlands, perhaps none is more iconic than the Great Blue Heron
But it wasn't until later that he noticed a great blue heron
lingering at the edge of the frame--the detail that truly makes the image.
With the pond frozen over, this great blue heron
is patiently waiting out the cold spell--and it was patient enough to wait for a three-minute exposure with almost perfect stillness.
The 57 square mile swamp hosts one of the state's largest breeding populations of Eastern bluebirds, as well as a thriving Great Blue Heron
Similarly, in 2003, while on patrol Max noticed a great blue heron
hatchling hanging by its neck in a forked branch of a eucalyptus tree.
Delving deeply into the details of birds ranging from the Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus), the Red-Eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus), and the Mourning Dove (Zenaida macoura), to the Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura), the Great Blue Heron
(Ardea herodias), and forty-five others, Fifty Common Birds Of The Upper Midwest provides readers with a remarkable coverage of the birds routinely observed in the multistate area.
Salute to the Spring Fleet on May 14 was held again this year at the Great Blue Heron