Portrait of a Blue Heron

The great blue heron is the largest heron species in North America, standing about 4 feet tall. But even though they are large birds, they don’t weigh much (only 5 to 6 pounds), thanks to their light, hollow bones (a trait most birds have)

Great Blue Herons eat nearly anything within striking distance, including fish, amphibians, reptiles, small mammals, insects, and other birds. They grab smaller prey in their strong mandibles or use their dagger-like bills to impale larger fish, often shaking them to break or relax the sharp spines before gulping them down.

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Learning to Fly

Trampling over each other, who will get there first?

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Feeding Time

Here is a fact of interest Both parents feed the young. Heron parents feed their chicks about 4 times during the daylight hours. They may also bring food to the young once or twice during the night.

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