The great blue heron has been spotted at many places we visit … down by the bay, the pond, out west, and in wetlands. It was a challenge choosing some of my favourites to share today.
This heron is a large wading bird, in fact it is the largest heron in Canada
You can’t see me, I’m hiding in the shrubs at the pond.
At Whiffen Spit, BC, the heron sits on a log perch looking out over the water.
The herons love to preen themselves and take on some amazing poses while doing it.
They appear to be blue-grey colour with a black stripe by their eye.
Down by the bay is a favourite spot to see them, in the rushes, at the water edge, and in the turtle pond.
How do they keep their balance? I certainly can’t stand as still as they do for such a long period of time. Almost like a statue, don’t you think?
The move slowly and always look intently at the water, just waiting for a tasty snack. When they do spot something they move very quickly.
While visiting the Albert Head Lagoon in BC, we spotted this great blue heron wading along the shore hoping to catch some fish for lunch.
At Zwick’s Park this heron was captured in flight. What a huge wing span.
Nature never fails to amaze me. Here are some of my other heron photos.