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.;) )
Their nesting colonies will be found not only in marshes and ponds but also on the shores of lakes and rivers.
They can be seen flying over populated areas as long as there are sufficient fishing spots in the area. I have heard of some home owners experiencing the Great Blue fishing their ponds that they have stocked with Koi fish!
Herons migrate south for the winter from their northern summer habitat where their favourite foods abound.
Canada Jay Meet this energetic, gregarious Jay that will quickly become one of your favourite birds. You may even be spurred on to visit an area where you can share lunch with this fun bird.
Best Bat Facts They look the part of an evil villain, but it is only the adaptations of survival that have resulted in their unique look. They live in caves and other equally dark places and they make eerily spooky sounds. But let's stick to the facts about bats.
Canada's National Bird - My Take It's about time Canada named a National Bird, as 2017 is the 150th anniversary there could be no better time to get this done. But...
Hummingbirds Learn about the Western Hemispheres most interesting bird and the worlds smallest bird. Intriguing is only the beginning.
Great Blue Heron One of the biggest and best fishermen of the bird world. A beautiful bird, a denizen of the shore.
Can birds partake in "horseplay"? Sometimes birds behave in ways that make us laugh. Have you seen a Mourning Dove hop backwards? Now that looks funny, right? We know their funny behaviour means something different to them, but lets share our birds in "horseplay" photos & stories that make us "whinny", I mean laugh! Get Snapping & Typing!