Tag Archives: Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron Working The Nest

A Great Blue Heron took a few moments to rearrange some nest material.

Great Blue Heron Poking At Nest
Great Blue Heron Poking At Nest

It was rather breezy, making his feathers dance.

Great Blue Heron Poking At Nest
Great Blue Heron Poking At Nest

This nest looks pretty sturdy and ready for a new family. I’ve seen nesting activity and some mating going on, but no sign any eggs have been laid yet in the easily seen nest sites.

Great Blue Heron Poking At Nest
Great Blue Heron Poking At Nest

Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, Charleston, SC
January 24, 2023

Great Blue Heron Flying By

A Great Blue Heron starting to show some of the colored lures around his eye of breeding season was on a mission to gather sticks for his nest.

Great Blue Heron Flying By
Great Blue Heron Flying By

He went at a steady pace past some Coots.

Great Blue Heron Flying Over Coots
Great Blue Heron Flying Over Coots

Then he veered just a little before he turned away from me on his mission.

Great Blue Heron Flying Over Coots
Great Blue Heron Flying By, Palm Tree Trunks Reflected in Water

Orlando Wetlands, Christmas, FL
January 18, 2023

Another Great Blue Heron Getting Lunch

Actually just a snack or appetizer for this one.

Great Blue Heron Stalking A Snack
Great Blue Heron Stalking A Snack

And with lots of patience–I was about to move on when finally…

Great Blue Heron Stalking A Snack
Great Blue Heron Stalking A Snack

he pounced!

Great Blue Heron Stalking A Snack
Great Blue Heron Stalking A Snack

Look close, yes he had success.

Great Blue Heron Stalking A Snack
Great Blue Heron Stalking A Snack

Then carried it to shore before swallowing, taking no risk of losing it back in the green depths.

Great Blue Heron Stalking A Snack
Great Blue Heron Stalking A Snack

Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, Charleston, SC
January 9, 2023

A Time To Nest, Canoodling

The Great Blue Heron pair took a few moments to bond after the male  brought a stick for the nest.

Great Blue Heron Pair
Great Blue Heron Pair

OK, enough of that.

Great Blue Heron Pair at Nest
Great Blue Heron Pair at Nest

Ready for another stick!

Great Blue Heron Pair at Nest
Great Blue Heron Pair at Nest

Off he went.

Great Blue Heron Male Flying Off
Great Blue Heron Male Flying Off

Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, Charleston, SC
December 28, 2022

Google shares a lot about the word Canoodle, I’ll leave it at “This somewhat silly-sounding word applies to somewhat innocent physical affection.”