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Great Blue Heron

Ardea herodias


The Great Blue Heron is a large wading bird in the heron family.The Great Blue Heron is the largest North American heron and, is only surpassed by the Goliath Heron and the White-bellied Heron in size. It has head-to-tail length of 97–137 cm (38–54 in), a wingspan of 167-201 cm (66-79 in) a height of 115–138 cm (45–54 in) and a weight of 2.1–3.3 kg (4.6–7.3 lb)


Common near the shores of open water and in wetlands over most of North and Central America.


Photographed from a kayak.

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williefromwi 11 years ago

Thank you SusanEllison, and thank you as well Schaeffer.smith. Schaeffer, as I am sure you already know, judging from your profile photo, kayaks and canoes are great tools to see and photograph wildlife from.

schaeffer.smith 11 years ago

Love these...and great use of a kayak.

SusanEllison 11 years ago

wow you sure have great splendid shots too...I am inspired to be like you someday!!

williefromwi 11 years ago

Thanks LuisStevens

LuisStevens 11 years ago

As I was saying: Great serie and quality.

williefromwi 11 years ago

Thanks Jolly, and Janson

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 11 years ago

Majestic shot. Very beautiful.

williefromwi 11 years ago

Thanks Carol, I saw JansonJones comment on a heron, and that made me realize I had not yet put up any great blue spottings.

CarolSnowMilne 11 years ago

Wonderful! I love these big birds

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Wisconsin, USA

Spotted on Jul 2, 2011
Submitted on Jun 20, 2012

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