Modified 21-May-08
Created 4-Apr-08
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The great blue heron is nearly four feet tall, the largest heron in North America.  It is common and found across the U.S. , southern Canada and in Mexico. These photos were taken on April 3, 2008 at a great blue heron rookery near Easthampton, Massachusetts.  There are 19 nests in a line of dead oak trees with most nests being actively used this spring as a site of courtship, mating and parental care.
approach nesting tree with twigmale bearing twig, feet down on approachgreat blue heron approaches nest tree without twigFour nests and five great blue heronsmale (left) with fluffed neck display

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Category:Animals
Subcategory:Birds
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Keywords:great blue heron, heron, nesting