Category Archives: Wading Birds

GBH Stick Run

A few pairs of Great Blue Herons are hard a work building nests at Ravenswood Pond. This male, identified by behavior as the female almost always stays at the nest to receive and organize the sticks, brought material from all around the pond.

Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron

On this trip he headed to the pond edge closest to the nest, which happens to have the walking trail where I was standing.

Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron

He swooped in under a Spanish Moss covered tree.

Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron

December 17, 2019

Great Blue Heron Stroll

When not flying the Great Blue Herons are slow movers most of the time and on this day I watched several just moseying along.

Great Blue Heron Strolling in Pond
Great Blue Heron Strolling in Pond

This one meandered across this pond with no apparent purpose.

Great Blue Heron Strolling in Pond
Great Blue Heron Strolling in Pond

A Wood Stork continued about his business as the Heron waded by.

Great Blue Heron Strolling in Pond
Great Blue Heron Strolling in Pond

Donnelley Wildlife Management Area
November 28, 2019

Tricolored Heron On The Hunt

A Tricolored Heron  made a grand entrance, landing on the edge of a canal that runs along the edge of a marsh.

Tricolored Heron
Tricolored Heron

He immediately started patrolling the water, looking for lunch.

Tricolored Heron
Tricolored Heron

Alas, this was just a piece of grass, not the hoped for fish.

Tricolored Heron
Tricolored Heron

Undaunted, he reversed direction and continued the hunt.

Tricolored Heron
Tricolored Heron

November 27, 2019