Blue Heron


Photo courtesy Lili Pearson

A great blue heron perches atop a nest. Great blue herons are waders, typically seen along coastlines, in marshes or near the shores of ponds or streams. They are expert fishers. Herons snare their aquatic prey by walking slowly, or standing still for long periods of time and waiting for fish to come within range of their long necks and blade-like bills.