Seen flying near the pond
Cedar Ridge Preserve - returning from evening hike on Bluebonnet Hill Trail I observed a Great Blue Heron high in a tree above the parking lot
It swooped down and landed in the marsh very quickly.
Seen at Strongsville Metroparks
leucistic Heron being chased by a Red-winged Blackbird
The Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) is a large wading bird in the heron family Ardeidae, common near the shores of open water and in wetlands over most of North America and Central America as well as the Caribbean and the Galápagos Islands. It is a rare vagrant to Europe, with records from Spain, the Azores, England and the Netherlands. An all-white population found only in the Caribbean and southern Florida was once treated as a...