Great Blue Heron

Yesterday, I found a great blue heron at Shingle Creek. Great blue herons can be up to four and a half feet tall. They nest in trees that are twenty to sixty feet up high from the ground. Herons and egrets are solidarity feeders, they also spend most of their time alone, when they are not spending time with their babies. Great blue herons can have up to two to six babies. When is is the winter time great blue herons nest in colonies, though sometimes there will be other species of herons nesting with them. The size of these colonies can be large, from just five nests to five hundred nests per colony.

Great Blue Heron

When I was getting pictures of the heron, I accidentally scared it and so it flew off. Luckily I managed to get a shot of it flying off.

Great Blue Heron flying

If anyone has any questions, type it in the comments.

Published by PalmerLakeNature

I am a nature-loving teen who photographs all the cool nature in Minnesota and around the world. My goal is to share my passion for the outdoors with others. I was an Outdoor Education Intern at Mississippi Gateway Regional Park in the summer of 2022 where I helped with the summer educational programs. I am also active with the Best Buy Teen Tech Center where I do coding, graphic design, photography, and 3D printing. A few of my photos have been published in a newsletter by the Minneapolis Parks Foundation. Minneapolis Parks and Rec has also published my nature photos on their Facebook page. Current Equipment: Canon 90D, Tamron 100-400mm Lens

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