Great Blue Heron In The Sonoran Desert   2 comments

A Great Blue Heron Atop a Neighbor’s House — Image by kenne

Flooded agricultural fields, riparian water ways, lakes and ponds throughout the Sonoran Desert are often visited by Great
Blue Herons. Large stature, long serpentine necks and crest feathers give this bird, especially in-flight, a prehistoric look.
The plumage is largely slatey gray-blue except for the head with is white with a wide, black stripes on the cap.
Just about any water or wetland dwelling animal that is small enough to swallow (and occasionally too large) will be
taken as prey. Like all herons, great blue’s use stealth with great striking speed to spear their prey below the water surface. 

2 responses to “Great Blue Heron In The Sonoran Desert

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  1. We get blue herons around here quite often, Kenne. I’m surprised to see one in the desert. Wow!

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  2. I agree, but ass it turns out, they are more common than one would think.

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