Perfect Shadow by Jiafan(John) Xu Jiafan definitely got the perfect shadow in this shot of a pair of herons building their nest. Head over to his Flickr for more shots of this industrious pair!
Great Blue Heron Leaving its Roost, photo by Rodney Campbell Hope you have a wonderful week, even if you look a little goofy at times. ;) The Michigan Natural Features Inventory entry for Great Blue Heron Rookeries explains: The great blue herons in Michigan are largely migratory, with almost all leaving the state during the … Continue reading Must be a Monday: Be Yourself Blue Heron Edition
Heron & Beaver, photo by Corinne Schwarz Here’s a cool photo from May of 20111 that I never featured for some reason. That reason might have been so I could link to this article from the Birdwatchers General Store in Cape Cod about the symbiotic relationship between beavers & blue herons. It says in part: It is … Continue reading Best Friends in Nature: Heron & Beaver Edition
GREEN HERON, photo by John Heintz, Jr. The entry for Green Heron (Butorides virescens) at All About Birds says (in part): From a distance, the Green Heron is a dark, stocky bird hunched on slender yellow legs at the water’s edge, often hidden behind a tangle of leaves. Seen up close, it is a striking bird … Continue reading Gone fishin’ with a Green Heron
Nest Building Heron, photo by Dawn Williams Last year I cited the Michigan Natural Features Inventory entry for Great Blue Heron Rookeries. It remains the definitive source, so I guess a rewind is in order: The great blue herons in Michigan are largely migratory, with almost all leaving the state during the winter months. Most leave by … Continue reading Nest Building Heron
Great Blue Herons adding sticks to their nest, photo by ellenm1 The Michigan Natural Features Inventory entry for Great Blue Heron Rookeries explains: The great blue herons in Michigan are largely migratory, with almost all leaving the state during the winter months. Most leave by end of October and return in early to mid-March. The … Continue reading Great Blue Heron Rookeries
Fish Dinner, photo by Mario.Q. Mario took this great shot of a blue heron fishing on the Red Cedar River. Check it out bigger in his Great Outdoors slideshow. Much more about blue herons on Michigan in Pictures.
photo removed by photogapher :( Great Blue Heron, photo by leonb47 Feel free to move about the cabin… Check this out background bigtomic or in Leon’s Birds slideshow. For more on Ardea herodias see Know Your Michigan Birds: Great Blue Heron.
backyard-heron-triptych, photo by numstead. Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) on Animal Diversity Web at UM – where you can get complete information, pictures & sounds – says that these birds are the largest and most common herons in North America. The Michigan DNR’s Blue Heron page explains that: This is the familiar, large grayish-blue … Continue reading Know Your Michigan Birds: Great Blue Heron
Roseate Spoonbill in Michigan by Bill VanderMolen The Detroit Free Press reports that bird-watchers are flocking to Saline in hopes of seeing this rare roseate spoonbill: This is the first record of a roseate spoonbill in Michigan, said Molly Keenan, communications and marketing coordinator at Michigan Audubon in an email to the Free Press. Michigan … Continue reading Roseate Spoonbill in Michigan