Great Blue Heron

Fun Facts!!! 🤓

  • Despite their impressive size, Great Blue Herons weigh only 5 to 6 pounds thanks in part to their hollow bones – a feature all birds share!
  • Great Blue Herons have specialized feathers on their chest that continually grow and fray. The herons comb this “powder down” with a fringed claw on their middle toes.
  • They can hunt day and night thanks to a high percentage of rod-type photoreceptors in their eyes that improve their night vision.
  • The great blue heron is the largest heron in North America.

There’s a Great Blue that stops by the backyard daily, nicknamed Gertrude 😆

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