The familiar Great Blue Heron is the largest heron in North America. It is a large bird, with a slate-gray body, chestnut and black accents, and very long legs and neck. In flight, it looks enormous, with a six-foot wingspan. Adults sport a shaggy ruff at the base of their necks. A black eyebrow extends back to black plumes emerging from the head. Juveniles have a dark crown with no plumes or ruff, and a mottled neck. In flight, a Great Blue Heron typically holds its head in toward its body with its neck bent.
First Sighting of Year
|Saturday, April 4, 2015||10 Snow Canning Rd Scarborough ME United States|
|Wednesday, March 23, 2016||1€“11 Lincoln St Wiscasset ME United States|
|Friday, March 10, 2017||107€“353 Harbor Rd Wells ME United States|
|Wednesday, February 21, 2018||1710 W Mission Bay Dr San Diego CA United States|