Great Blue Heron Images and Information:
- Great Blue Herons are blue-gray with dark crowns and head plumes, long legs, necks and bills and the head, neck and wings give it a shaggy appearance.
- Great Blue Herons are our largest and heaviest heron species in North America.
- Great Blue Herons in the northern part of their range are migratory.
- Great Blue Herons can be found in freshwater and saltwater habitats including marshes, coasts, sloughs, lakes, ponds, riverbanks, swamps, meadows, agricultural fields and grasslands.
- The diet of Great Blue Herons include fish, reptiles, amphibians, insects, crustaceans, other birds and small mammals.
- Great Blue Herons lay 2 to 6 eggs which hatch in 27 to 30 days. Both sexes incubate, they are monogamous and are colonial nesters.
- A group of herons can be called a “hedge”, “scattering”, “battery” and “rookery” of herons.
- The oldest known Great Blue Heron was 24 years old.
I hope that you enjoy viewing my Great Blue Heron photos.