Great Blue Heron nests

May 2012 a friend of mine took me and another friend to a place where she'd found eight great blue heron nests. The pictures shown are not taken at a nature preserve or a zoo. They are on someone's farm that my friend knew. We were able to walk all around taking pictures. Sometimes the great blue herons would stay in their nests and other times they took flight. But they always came back to their young. We were also able to see the young peaking out their tiny heads. What a great day...

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22 comments:

Bob Bushell said...

The Herons are beautiful, love them.

TexWisGirl said...

i know they must nest here but i've never seen them! very neat!

Geraldine said...

Wow, that is so cool! thanks for sharing this. these are magnificent birds. :-)

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Margaret Adamson said...

How wonderful to be able to see so many Heron nests.

Crafty Green Poet said...

wonderful to see herons nesting together like that

Christine said...

nature at its best!

janiceadcock said...

How nice of your friend to help you have such a wonderful sighting! Thanks for sharing.

eileeninmd said...

Cool, it is neat seeing these huge birds on the treetops.. Great sighting of the nest.. Have a happy day!

EG CameraGirl said...

Great Blue Herons are such fun birds. They certainly like their nests to be HIGH in the air!

Gerald (SK14) said...

herons are lovely birds - I must take a walk sometime soon to where they hang out round here

DeniseinVA said...

A lovely experience and your photos were great.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

...this is so cool!

Appalachian Lady said...

I have never seen a great blue heron nest but now I will look for them in the trees. Was this on a river?

carol l mckenna said...

What a treasure ~ Great Blue Heron nest shots ~ xoxo

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Caroline Gill said...

I have never seen a Blue Heron, but always enjoy seeing Grey Herons in their loch-side tree-top nests when we are in Scotland in the summer.

Rambling Woods said...

I would love to see their nests in person

Icy BC said...

That's an awesome sighting!

Debbie said...

what a great spot...i am forever chasing the great blues, trying to capture one great shot!!

i love your blog, the layout, the colors.....it's very soothing!!

Saskia said...

Wow, great to see blue herons just 'free' in nature!

Smiles, Saskia :)

Carver said...

That must have been a treat to be able to see the young herons in their nests.

Ida said...

Wow that is totally awesome. So many nest and to be able to see the young in them is just fantastic. Now following your blog.

DeniseinVA said...

Hello there, I just popped back to answer your question asked on the comment regarding the fairy garden I posted. It isn't mine, we found it at one of our favorite walkabout places, a botanical garden not too far from home. Thanks so much for visiting and have a great weekend :)