Great Blue Heron

Just up the road on our neighbor’s land is a large pond. Regular visitors to the pond are Great Blue Herons. The stand in the shallow water along the edge fishing for small carp.

The herons had a great time while the pelicans were visiting. They followed them around eating fish that the pelicans stirred up.

I think the herons are missing the pelicans too.

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12 Responses

  1. Darlene says:

    Our neighbor has a homemade small pond and stocked it with those large goldfish. One nice summer day I heard this great noise of wings landing and looked over the fence and a great blue heron was helping himself to the fish. The neighbor tried placing a net over the pond but when the bird came back he just picked out the fish like the net wasn’t there. LOL.

  2. CreationsbyDina says:

    I think these birds are neat to watch. Although a lot of people think they are pests since they do eat all those expensive fish out of everybodies landscaped ponds!!

  3. Mary says:

    My kids went crazy over these pictures. Herons look prehistoric when flying. You take the best pictures. I know I keep saying that but you do. I was given a camera for an early Mothers Day present. Yeah, a real camera now!!!
    God Bless

    • Suzanne says:

      Thanks Mary. I’d like to get a closer shot of the herons, but they are kinda skittish and hard to photograph. Kudos to you on the new camera. What fun you’ll have.

  4. Elaine Snively says:

    I once saw the opposite happen. A Great Blue Heron was wading through a pond at Big Island near Marion OH. A White Pelican (not common in Ohio) was swimming behind it and eating what the Heron stirred up.

  5. They are such beautiful and regal birds. I haven’t seen any around MBF, but have seen some down at Bosque del Apache… about an hour or so south of here.

    • Suzanne says:

      Hi Justina,
      Harland and I visited Bosque back about a year and a half ago. What a treasure that place is. You’re so lucky to live near it.

  6. Teresa says:

    So nice to have a chance to watch the birds. Great pictures.

  7. Herons are pretty cool. They are so big! That’ so cool that you got to photograph one! We have a heron that flys onto our property right down into our creek behind the house! It is such a sight to see. He never stay for very long…and if I dare to run and get my camera…forget it, not only will he be gone by the time I get back, but I will have missed the precious moments that he was here. only ever see him about two or three times the whole summer!

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