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Great Blue Heron

Ardea herodias

Description:

This nest is at a huge colony near Chilliwack, BC. The trails near to the nests are closed for the breeding season so these photos are taken from a long distance. The noise of the herons was incredible.

Habitat:

The colony is situated by the Sumas River near Chilliwack, BC. There are marshes, ponds, streams and the river close by. I have read that Great Blue Herons will hunt up to 30 miles from the colony to get the food needed.

Notes:

There is a Bald Eagle nest very close to this colony. The Bald Eagles were watching pretty close as the adult herons left the nest for foraging. There are also 2 Osprey nests very close to the colony. There must be a lot of fish available for food!

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KathleenMcEachern
Spotted by
KathleenMcEachern

Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada

Lat: 49.17, Long: -121.95

Spotted on Jun 5, 2014
Submitted on Jun 6, 2014

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