About us: We own the Wild Birds Unlimited nature shop in East Lansing, Michigan,
a store that provides a wide variety of supplies to help you enjoy the birdwatching hobby.

This blog was created to answer frequently asked questions & to share nature stories and photographs.
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Friday, June 7, 2013

Photo Share: Great Blue Heron

This photo is of a Great Blue Heron in Grand Blanc, MI right outside my window by Swartz Creek. ~ Mary 

Thank you for sharing your beautiful photo! If anyone would like to share a photograph of nature send it to bloubird@gmail.com and I'll put it on the Friday Photo posts. 

The Great Blue Heron, a majestic sight with its subtle blue-gray plumage, often stands motionless as it scans for prey or wades belly deep with long, deliberate steps. They may move slowly, but Great Blue Herons can strike like lightning to grab a fish.

In flight, you can identify a Great Blue Heron because they curl their neck into a tight “S” shape while cranes and geese fly with their neck straight.

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