Great Blue Heron – 5/13/22

Observer: Tamara Fisher

Observation Date: 5/13/22

Observation Time: 8:30 a.m.

Observation Location: Mann’s Pond

Common Name: Great Blue Heron

Scientific Name: Ardea herodias

Comments: Adult great blue herons weigh about 5 lbs. They weigh more than great horned owls, which weigh about 3 lbs., but they are not the largest bird found in Sharon. Bald eagles can reach 14 lbs.

Great blue herons make large nests in tall trees. They establish rookeries consisting of multiple nests.

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