Great Blue Herons Galore


There is a Great Blue Heron rookery near Lake Nasworthy, near Spring Creek Park.  You can’t miss it if you are driving around the little horseshoe shaped drive, near Spring Creek Marina.  It is a huge collection of nests high in the area across the water.

We checked it out a few days ago and noted that there were about a dozen herons sitting or standing on some of the old nests.  We didn’t see much activity other than that.  I believe they may be getting ready to nest.   In a few days or weeks, there will be many more, as there about thirty old nests still vacant.  In other years, when the young have fledged, we could hear them noisily crying out that they were hungry.  Crying isn’t the exact term.  It sounds more like they are clacking their bills together, making a cacophony the reverberates over the water.

This photo was taken about a week ago.

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Great Blue Heron

I really don’t know if this one is doing a mating call or is just stretching his neck.

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Great Blue Heron

This is an older photo from my files of a Great Blue Heron doing a mating dance.

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Great Blue Heron mating dance.

The kids never get enough to eat.  And as you can see, they are very large.  This will be a common scene in a few months.

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“But ma, we’re still hungry”

But there are many of these herons that can be seen in other areas.  I suspect they may be non-breeding birds or just don’t want to partake in such activities.  We were out to Spring Creek Park this morning and we saw several others.  This one was standing across the river.

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Great Blue Heron

The heron population in this area has been very good to me.  I have taken many successful photographs through the years.  Here are a couple of my ‘best sellers’.

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Great Blue Heron

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Fishing Great Blue Heron

That’s about it for this post.  I hope you enjoyed these pictures.   I will be back in a few days with more for your enjoyment.

HAPPY BIRDING!!!

 

 

 

 

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25 thoughts on “Great Blue Herons Galore

  1. Keep the pictures coming, I love your post. I have a boat and am on the water quite a bit but I’m not a photographer nor do I know my birds like you do. Many a time I have seen a bird and was able to identify it later by looking at your photographs. Thank you Bob.

  2. They are interesting. In my country there aren’t such kinds of birds.There different birds fisher with so long peaks and legs,. Ptotos as usual very interesting. Greetings.

      • I’m from Poland, The North West Poland.Quite cold part of country. Warm days are only for about 3 months. And we don’t have so careful birds but there are sparrows, crows hawks, eagles,swans, cranes,geese or ducks,peageons and some others too but not so careful as you show in your photos.

        • I live in Texas, which is in the southwest part of the United States. We have warm weather about ten months of the year. You have a nice collection of birds there in Poland. I am glad you like my photos.

  3. Great job w/the Blue Herons, looks like they nest higher up off the ground. Keep it up Bob.

    On Sat, Feb 16, 2019 at 4:37 PM Texas Tweeties by Bob Zeller wrote:

    > Bob Zeller posted: “There is a Great Blue Heron rookery near Lake > Nasworthy, near Spring Creek Park. You can’t miss it if you are driving > around the little horseshoe shaped drive, near Spring Creek Marina. It is > a huge collection of nests high in the area across the water.” >

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