The Great Blue Heron is a majestic and prehistoric looking bird.
It has a determined serious look in it's eye.
It is a large wading bird and sometimes mistaken for a Crane or Stork.
But if you watch a mated pair greet each other when they arrive together at the nest and how they care for their baby chicks, you have to leave the notion of steely eyes meaning cold blooded and cruel behind. Because they show great care for one another.
(But don't ask the frogs to agree with that statement.;) )
Please watch the videos at the bottom of this page to see their loving greeting to each other.
This adaptable Heron breeds from the West Indies and Mexico north to Nova Scotia and South Central Canada and along the coast of Alaska.
It winters in Southern New England, central United States and as far north as southern Alaska. And some winter in the Galapagos Islands.
Here are two videos for you to enjoy. The first is a wonderful video of a pair of nesting Great Blues flying to their nest with the camera at the nest site!
The second video is their three young growing up in eight minutes.
You will be amazed as I was!
Learn to identify this large bird and more with my favourite bird guide Kaufman Field Guide to Birds of North America.