About Our Birds: Great Blue Heron

Order:       Ciconiiformes                               
Family:    Ardeidae
Genus:     Ardea
Species:   Ardea herodias
Class:       Aves
Description:  Largest North American heron.. It is a wading bird in the heron  family seen  along the shores, lake edges, fresh and salt water marshes and wetlands.
Diet:  Consists of small fish, shrimps, crabs, aquatic insects, rodents, small mammals, amphibians, reptiles, and small birds

Great Blue Heron

All photographs were taken by Patricia S. Clyne, owner of Patsy Clyne Photography.