great blue heron

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Synonyms for great blue heron

large American heron having bluish-grey plumage

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Here we study a natural experiment in which a pair of bald eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) usurped the nesting site of a colony of great blue herons (Ardea herodias).
Black-crowned Night Herons and Great Blue Herons were reliably seen on nights following semilunar high tides (Fig.
To our knowledge, this is the 1st record of a Great Blue Heron eating hatchling Western Pond Turtles, as well as dying from the attempt.
This used to be considered a separate species, but now is seen as just a regional color variation of the Great Blue Heron species.
The BridgePort logo is featured in silver on the label's top half, while a pale blue figure of a great blue heron is featured on the lower portion and the neck.
they will find in the virtual worlds of GameBoy or the Internet matters half so much as the step into the air of a great blue heron, rising into the morning mists on Gabriel wings, conferring on the marsh, the morning, the watcher, a dignity, a blessedness that confounds the dull humdrum of the commonplace an opens a window to infinity.
Together, they provide an oasis for diverse species of wildlife, including the cerulean warbler, red-shouldered hawk, great blue heron and woodland orchid.
A splash on my right brought me up short: a great blue heron shrouded in ground fog snapping up salmon fingerlings.
The bored high-school students, accustomed to the eye-boggling speed of MTV, are snapped out of their ennui by the sight of a great blue heron that "swooped effortlessly across the water, his white and black head folded back against his shoulders, his long orange/yellow legs trailing behind.
In "The Mercenary Heart" he confesses to using another poet's response to the death of a great blue heron, aware that he is indifferent to the death and using it only as inspiration to write something of his own worth preserving.
Notes: A pre-bid meeting has been scheduled for 10:00 am on February 26th, 2016 at The Great Blue Heron Lodge located within The Rookery, 10110 Cedar Rd, Munson Township Ohio, 44026.
Double-crested Cormorants were the most widespread nesters (N = 37), followed by Great Blue Heron (N= 26), Great Egret (N=13), Black-crowned Night-Heron (N = 4), Cattle Egret (N=3), and Snowy Egrets (N = 2).
SPENCER -- A Great Blue Heron found injured on Paxton Road on Sept.
Soul External: Rediscovering the Great Blue Heron is a book to be savored.
fog too, no luck finding the great blue heron, actually gray, absent