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Great Blue Heron (Ardea hernias) breeding adult coming into the nest site in a tall tree along the shores of an artificial pond in the suburbs of Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.A.

 

20 February, 2017.

 

Slide # GWB_20170220_6700.CR2

 

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Great Blue Heron (Ardea hernias) male returning to the nest site to add another twig to the nest. The female accepted the branch in a ritualistic manner and placed it on the nest structure. There were 7 nests in the tree located along the shores of an artificial pond in the suburbs of Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.A.

 

20 February, 2017.

 

Slide # GWB_20170220_6431.CR2

 

Use of this image on websites, blogs or other media without explicit permission is not permitted.

:copyright: Gerard W. Beyersbergen - All Rights Reserved Worldwide In Perpetuity - No Unauthorized Use.

Great Blue Heron with lungfish at Orlando Wetlands Park

Great Blue Heron with Lungfish crossing trail at Orlando Wetlands Park

Great Blue Heron catches a fish.

Great Blue Heron catches a fish. The water was too deep for standard heron fishing techniques so he mimicked the eagles.

Great Blue Heron with fish, small boat harbor - 15Jun2017 - A.Beierly

Great Blue Heron GBHE (Ardea herodias)

Island View Beach

 

Central Saanich, British Columbia, Canada

 

DSCN4149

 

A more typical pose than the last several i have posted of this species.

Click on image for more detailed view

Great Blue Heron, small boat harbor - 15Jun2017 - A. Beierly

Great Blue Heron at Alta Sierra Golf Course, Nevada Co, California on 8 March 2017. He doesn't have the bright orange bill of a bird in breeding plumage. He has a bit of a flight to get to a heronry for breeding.

It doesn't matter how many Great Blue Heron photos I have taken, when you see one of these takes a low, slow fly by, it can't be resisted.

These two Herons flew down in front of me, did a little dance, and took off again as suddenly as they had appeared.

Great blue heron ballet dances across the pond at Pennyfield Lock along the C&O Canal. Montgomery County, Maryland, USA. May 28, 2017.

Great Blue Heron catches a fish.

Great Blue Heron GBHE (Ardea herodias)

 

Elk Lake

Saanich,

(Greater VIctoria)

British Columbia, Canada

 

Alt.Title...

"Blue in the snow"

DSCN2666

Great Blue Heron closeup along Conrad Road in NLAWD

Great Blue Heron catches a fish.

Great Blue Heron catches a fish.

Great Blue Heron in the clouds, Perryman Park, Harford County, MD

Birthday Birding - Dauphin Island

Great Blue Heron running off with a prize fish. There was another Great Blue Heron in hot pursuit! I had too much lens to get them both in the frame.

Bombay Hook NWR, Smyrna, Delaware

Great Blue Heron 'Sky Pointing' at Viera Wetlands

Great Blue Herons will try to eat almost everything. Sometimes, they eat the wrong thing...

Great Blue Herons will try to eat almost everything. Sometimes, they eat the wrong thing...

Great Blue Herons will try to eat almost everything. Sometimes, they eat the wrong thing...

Great Blue Heron 'Sky Pointing' at Viera Wetlands

Great Blue Heron 'Sky Pointing' at Viera Wetlands

Great-blue Heron: Magnolia Gardens

Great Blue Heron - Ardea herodias

 

Venice Rookery, Venice, Florida

 

Larger view and EXIF data, after the click: www.greggard.com/wading-birds/e3bb69448

 

www.GregGard.com

(Ardea herodias) Belmont Pond (smaller), Kelowna, BC.

 

"Eh? An audition, er, photo test you say? My eye!"

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