DigIB Photographer, Bryan Brillhart Photographs Great Blue Heron Enjoying Surf and Sky Today in Imperial Beach
Aug 31, 2018 02:54PM ● Published by Paul Spear
Gallery: Great Blue Heron [19 Images] Click any image to expand.
The Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias), a large wading bird in the heron family Ardeidae. Formerly, they were often shot, simply because it made a conspicuous and easy target, but this rarely occurs today. Colonies may be disrupted by human disturbance, especially early in the season, but they are still common and widespread, and their numbers are probably stable. Northern populations east of the Rockies are migratory, with some going to the Caribbean, Central America, or northern South America. They migrate by day or night, alone or in flocks. Some wander well to the north in late summer. Populations along the Pacific Coast may be permanent residents, even as far north as southeastern Alaska.
You can see the bird featured and find out more about them in this column done by Bryan weekly that features a different Bird of the Week from Imperial Beach.
An Imperial Beach Hidden Gem and Bird of the Week, Bryan Brillhart Photography present the “Dig IB” Bird of the Week, the Great Blue Heron
Paul Spear, Publisher, and Editor of Dig Imperial Beach