Great Blue Heron

The Great Blue Heron is a very common bird across most of Eastern North America. I have observed and photographed them countless times along the St Lawrence River, and its Tributaries. This is a very easy bird to photograph because they usually stand still fishing along the shore, with their necks contorted in a weird way ready to strike at a fish. Sometimes they look very picturesque next to a piece of driftwood or a tree stump. These are large lanky birds at 4 feet tall, and they have a 5 foot wingspan when in flight. However they are very thin and not as heavy as a wild turkey, or a large bird of prey.


Great Heron Shot, 2016



Philpotts Heron, 2017



Great Heron Shot, 2016



Lameroux Park Heron, 2015



Juvenile Heron Splash, 2017



Flight, 2011



Juvenile Heron Scratch, 2017



Blue Heron on a cloudy day, 2016



Sunning Heron, 2018



Fraser Island Heron, 2018


4 thoughts on “Great Blue Heron

  1. These are fantastic shots, Shawn!!! We are blessed to have them around here as well. There’s nothing like watching take off in flight. Man. My boyfriend stumbled across a rookery while fishing a couple of years ago. We just go sit in the boat on the creek and watch. It’s amazing. They are so huge and see them nesting with their young is incredible! Thank You and Cheers!!! 🙂


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