24 Oct 2011.
Tuckerton Marshes, Ocean Co, NJ.
A subadult (possibly 2nd year) Great Blue appears to be struggling to identify a fuzzy shorebird - "Can I eat that?"
Bluish feathers very tall long beak
Black stripe along wing
I was on West side of tank when large gray bird flew over me and landed in top of dead tree. Photo taken against sunset in west.
On the other side of the river from me.
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...