Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron Photo Album

 

Welcome to the TGO Nature Center’s Great Blue Heron Photo Album. We hope the photographs below will help in the identification of this large beautiful bird. Click on a photo to get a close-up view.

Doug Jensen took the three photos below in December 2016 and January 2017.  How about that fish catch!

 

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Photo Courtesy of Doug Jensen

 

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Photo Courtesy of Doug Jensen

 

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Photo Courtesy of Doug Jensen

 

The photo below of a Great Blue Heron with a fish was taken by Karen Posey.

 

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Photo Courtesy of Karen Posey

 

Billy Killingsworth took the photo below on March 18, 2016 while on an airboat ride. It looks like it standing on a nest. What a regal pose!

 

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Photo Courtesy of Billy Killingsworth

 

Pat Mahon sent in this photograph of a Great Blue Heron on March 6, 2016.

 

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Photo Courtesy of J. Patrick Mahon

 

Jim Dick took the two photos below of a Great Blue Heron on March 5, 2016.

 

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Photo Courtesy of Jim Dick

 

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Photo Courtesy of Jim Dick

 

Jim Dick sent in this photo of a Great Blue Heron that he took on January 31, 2016 near the bridge on the golf cart nature trail.  Notice what I call a “reflection shot” with the bird’s reflection in the water.

 

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Photo Courtesy of Jim Dick

 

Gary Wittstock sent an email on January 14, 2016 with the photos below with this commentary:  “This was at the Blue Heron wetlands this morning. Looks like an Eel. I was choking as he ate it so quickly. Unbelievable! Once he started to swallow it was gone in seconds.”  I told Gary that I thought the Great Blue Heron might be eating a Mudpuppy and someone else told him it was a Water Siren.  I think both are a type of salamander.  Whichever it is, it looks more appetizing to the heron than it does to me.  Great shots, Gary, thank you for sharing!

 

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Photo Courtesy of Gary Wittstock

 

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Photo Courtesy of Gary Wittstock

 

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Photo Courtesy of Gary Wittstock

 

Jim Coyle snapped the photo below on February 22, 2015.

 

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Photo Courtesy of Jim Coyle

 

Bob Goodrich took the amazing photo below of a Great Blue Heron who caught a baby alligator.

 

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Photo Courtesy of Bob Goodrich

 

The following series of  photos were taken in 2013 and shows a Great Blue Heron catching and eating a fish. Click on the photos to get a closer view. The fifth photo is especially interesting – check out the eyes of the fish and the bird.

 

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Photo Courtesy of Darlene Durham

 

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Photo Courtesy of Darlene Durham

 

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Photo Courtesy of Darlene Durham

 

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Photo Courtesy of Darlene Durham

 

Click on the photo below to see the fish and bird almost “eye to eye”.

 

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Photo Courtesy of Darlene Durham

 

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Photo Courtesy of Darlene Durham

 

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Photo Courtesy of Darlene Durham

 

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Photo Courtesy of Darlene Durham

 

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Photo Courtesy of Darlene Durham

 

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Photo Courtesy of Darlene Durham

 

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Photo Courtesy of Darlene Durham

 

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Photo Courtesy of Darlene Durham

 

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Photo Courtesy of Darlene Durham

 

The two beautiful photos below were taken by Luis Duthill when a Great Blue Heron was in a tree in his and Nikki’s yard.

 

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Photo Courtesy of Luis Duthill

 

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Photo Courtesy of Luis Duthill

 

The Great Blue Egret photo below was provided by Hobie Kurtz.

 

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Photo Courtesy of Hobie Kurtz

 

The Great Blue Egret photos below were taken by Darlene Durham.

 

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Photo Courtesy of Darlene Durham

 

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Photo Courtesy of Darlene Durham 

 

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Photo Courtesy of Darlene Durham

 

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