Another Wander at the Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve

I love Great Blue Herons, but there are so many more birds and critters there that I also love. There are also many more places on my list that I will have to get to as well. Along with the birds and critters, there are amazing views almost everywhere I look. But, for now it is just time to show you the photos from my last visit at the Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve.

All the photos were taken with my Nikon Coolpix P900 which has a LOT of zoom so I was not near the nests. The path near the nests is blocked off to everyone so they can raise their families without disturbance.

Something that I’ve learned since being in B.C. is that the Herons like to nest close to a Bald Eagle nest. Bald Eagles eat Heron eggs & chicks, but the Bald Eagle nesting close to the Herons will not allow other flying predators from doing the same. The Eagles are defending their territory and preventing other hawks & eagles from being in their territory. So the result is that the Great Blue Herons will successfully raise most of the chicks due to the help from the Bald Eagle. If they didn’t have the security of the Bald Eagles protecting their territory, the heron population would drastically drop.

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