Blue Heron

Blue Heron

Sited at Washington Oaks State Park

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We have been to Washington Oaks State Park many times, but this is the first time we have seen a Blue Heron up close and personal.  So cool. He let me take as many pictures as I wanted.  When he got ready he …

just glided on down to a rock.

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Beautiful, isn’t he?

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Blue Heron is the largest of Herons.

Wingspan:  5 1/2 to 6 1/2 feet.

Cruise up to 30 mph.

Life span:  15 years

  • Kingdom:  Animalia
  • Phylum:  Chordata
  • Class:  Aves
  • Order:  Pelecaniformes
  • Family:  Ardeidae
  • Genus: Ardea
  • Species:   A. herodias

Blue Heron Web Cam

More information go to All About Birds

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One response to “Blue Heron

  1. Magnificent! I have only seen one from a distance. I love the big water birds.

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