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    • Ardea herodias
    • Ardea herodius
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    • Garza morena
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    • Great Blue Heron
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    • Grand Héron
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    • Garça-real-americana

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Recent observations

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Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

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kueda

Date

March 1, 2015 04:59 PM PST

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great blue heron Ardea herodias

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tlim

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February 26, 2015 08:06 AM PST

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Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

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khimmler

Date

March 1, 2015

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Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

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naturalist307

Date

February 28, 2015

Description

Sighting ~ 4 p.m. on the edge of Carpenter Run. Snow cover ~ 8 inches. This follows a long period of single digit and lower temperatures with heavy snow. I pulled the feet out of the ice, leading me to speculate that it may have been caught in the ice.
Photos available upon request.

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Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

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nato_perkins

Date

March 1, 2015 12:36 PM CST

Description

Patiently waiting on the fisherman's catch.

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Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

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kueda

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February 28, 2015 04:03 PM PST

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Great blue heron Ardea herodias

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aranholt

Date

March 1, 2015

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great blue heron Ardea herodias

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erikamitchell

Date

June 25, 2012 09:10 AM EDT

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Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

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francisco3

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February 28, 2015 08:19 AM HST

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Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

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dwest

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February 27, 2015 01:23 PM PST

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Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

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jthill

Date

February 28, 2015

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Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

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taogirl

Date

February 28, 2015

Description

two flew in to the creek around 5 PM as the sleet stopped

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Description from Wikipedia

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...

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Conservation Summary

    Source: BirdLife International (2011) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/07/2011.