The Great Blue Heron is equally at home up in the crown of a large tree as it is standing knee-deep in the water at the edge of a pond, lake, slow river marsh or ocean shoreline. The Great Blue Herons actually build their nests in the tree tops. I spotted this Great Blue Heron in the top of a living Oak that has a snag-top this morning here at the little farm pond. I often see and photograph woodpeckers in that very spot.
The view is the draw for this bird. It was seeing what the fishing would be or whether or not any interesting things were happening on the pond. Great Blue Herons eat insects, fish, turtles, frogs, eggs and tiny animals. I took the pictures from my living room window. The bird flew off the moment I opened the door to go to the porch to hopefully take pictures from the porch. I took the pictures yesterday, May 23, 2012 in the morning. It was pretty foggy out when I took the pictures. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy!