Great Blue Heron


Great Blue Heron

The Great Blue Heron is a tall wading bird common near water throughout North America.  It is the largest heron in North America and can take advantage of deeper waters than other heron species.  Despite their large size, they have an astonishing ability to take flight in an instant due to a trait they share with all birds:  hollow bones.

Since Herons are dependent on water, they are subject to environmental challenges of wetland habitat losses.

From ancient times, Herons have symbolized wisdom and patience as they keep a solitary viigil beside a river, lake or pond waiting for passing prey.


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