Male Great Blue Herons collect the nest material and presents it to the female and she weaves the platform. The picture of this Great Blue Heron Pair Nesting was photographed at the Viera Wetlands in Melbourne Florida with the Canon 5D Mark III Canon 300mm f2.8 IS II with the 2X extender.
To hear the honking sounds of the Great Blue Heron, click on the arrow below.
The picture of this Great Blue Heron was taken at the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in Oceanville, New Jersey. This photo was taken with the Canon 5D Mark III with the Canon 100-400mm lens during a recent winter visit to the Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge. This Great Blue Heron was in hunting mode standing statue-like, stalking fish and other prey in shallow water.
Despite their impressive size, Great Blue Herons weigh only 5 to 6 pounds thanks in part to their hollow bones—a feature all birds share. This picture of the Great Blue Heron coming in for a landing was taken at the East Pond of the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge.