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Great Blue Heron

Scientific name: Ardea herodias

Birds in the Wild

A tall white bird with a very long skinny neck and long legs with a long orange beak standing on the bank of a pond.

A white great blue heron at the pond on Maguire Farm

Size: Length 36-55 inches (91-140 cm)
Wingspan: 66-79 inches (167-201 cm)
Weight: 4.4-8 pounds (2–3.6 kg)

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Blue Heron at the Maguire Farm

A large blue bird with its wings spread flying over a grassy field with a wooden and wire fence in the distance.

A great blue heron flying over the horse field on Maguire Farm

A tall white bird with a long skinny neck, long orange beak standing at the edge of a grassy pond bank with its reflection showing in the water below.

A white great blue heron at the pond on Maguire Farm

Front view of a tall white bird with a long skinny neck and a long orange beak standing at the edge of water in tall green grass. You can see the birds reflection in the water.

A white great blue heron at the pond on Maguire Farm

A large white bird with a long neck standing next to water. The bird has yellow eyes and a long orange beak.

A white great blue heron at the pond on Maguire Farm

A large white bird with an orange beak and yellow eyes standing in tall grass next to water.

A white great blue heron at the pond on Maguire Farm

A large white bird with an orange beak and yellow eyes standing in tall grass next to water with the birds reflection showing in the water below. The birds neck is shaped like an S.

Great Blue Heron in an oak tree.

A white great blue heron at the pond on Maguire Farm

Great Blue Heron perched in an oak tree

Great Blue Heron in an oak tree.

Great Blue Heron standing in an oak tree

Great Blue Heron in an oak tree.

Great Blue Heron standing in an oak tree looking to the left

Great Blue Heron in an oak tree.

Right Profile - Great Blue Heron standing in an oak tree

Great Blue Heron in an oak tree.

Great Blue Heron flying away

Great Blue Heron flying away.

Birds in the Wild