Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) Ardeidae
May 6, 2012
GBHs are master predators. I’ve watched these creatures consume everything from fish and insects to frogs, snakes, and rodents the size of small dogs! They also have a terrifying, rattling, squawk that never fails to make me jump out of my skin whenever I stumble upon an unsuspecting individual while I’m creeping around docks at night (looking for cool nighttime marine invertebrates, of course!). They truly are dinosaurs.
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Wow, you’re right. A sound guaranteed to bring on a case of the heebie jeebies when skulking in the dark. Thanks for the link.