Monday, June 18, 2012

Tuesday Tweets

Great Blue Heron Landing
The great blue heron is a common bird that is found through out most of North America. They are often seen  in ponds, marshes and other wetlands stalking their prey. They eat fish, insects, small mammals, small birds, reptiles and amphibians. They reside in both freshwater and saltwater habitats and can even be seen hunting in fields. They catch their prey with their long beak, often impaling larger prey. Although they look very large the average adult usually weighs 5 to 6 pound which is why they seem to float for a few seconds when they come in for a landing.

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2 comments:

Island Rambles Blog said...

I always love to see the herons come in for landings...and they move so slowly when they fish but very fast when they see something good to eat!!cheers.

Crafty Gardener said...

Love that heron photo, great capture.