All About The Great Blue Heron Or Blue Crane

Usually resident throughout the year. Lives in marshy, swampy places.

Head and throat white, with long black crest.--Very long neck covered

with light gray feathers--darker on chest--back, ashy gray--darker

wings--a touch of red on bend of wings and legs.

Long legs, which are black.

Long bill, which is yellow, sharp, and strong.

Food--mostly fish, frogs, and small reptiles. Feeds near sunset.

Nest very simple--sometimes directly on ground or rocks--at other times

a rickety platform of sticks.

Eggs blue-green--four in number--young helpless for at least three

weeks after hatching.