Saturday, January 15, 2011
Great Blue Heron of the Vermilon River. A Post to Camera Critters # 145
A few facts about the Great Blue:
1) They sometimes nest in colonies. It is uncertain whether they come together by choice (social), or merely settle in sites which are mutually attractive because they possess certain characteristics such as safety from predators ,and thus end up together. Who's Who in the Hinterland, from whom this information is taken, recommend that there should be no developement within 300m of nesting sites.
2) They have an elaborate courtship ritual, which consists of snapping their bills.
3)The male and female share nurturing duties.
For further information see: http://www.hww.ca/hww2.asp?cid=78id=43 Who's Who In the Hinterland.
A Post to Camera Critters # 144. For further sites go to: http://cameracritters.blogspot.com/