Great Blue Heron bird perched in a tree

Great Blue Heron bird perched on a tree

Great Blue Herons are most easily spotted near water, where they hunt for food.  Look for them at the edge of ponds, marshes or lakes.  You may spot a Great Blue Heron standing in shallow water quietly waiting to strike at an unsuspecting fish.  Great Blue Herons eat fish, shellfish, insects, snakes, frogs and even small rodents.

You may find Great Blue Herons taking cover in shrubs and bushes or perched high in the trees.  They build large bulky nests out of twigs, sticks and mud which are easy to see.   If you spot Great Blue Herons enjoy watching them but be kind and don’t disturb their nests.

Photo taken by Greg Lasley, Wildlife Photographer