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Jul
12

Great Blue Heron: Territoriality

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While enjoying the tranquility of Necedah National Wildlife Refuge, I noticed that Great Blue Herons are very territorial.  The Blue Herons pictured above aren’t flying in unison.  The bird in front happened to land within the other bird’s territory and it is letting the other bird know it isn’t welcome.  I noticed this behavior over and over while observing the birds at the refuge today.

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3 Responses to “Great Blue Heron: Territoriality”


  1. July 12, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    I love these photos of the great blue herons. I have tried to photograph some of them here in Virginia but have had only limited success (and no success at all when they are flying).

  2. 2 Randy Roberts
    July 12, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    Thank you, Michael. I just got back from Necedah National Wildlife Refuge and have over twelve hundred photos to go through. Don’t get discouraged, because anyone who has ever tried to photograph wild birds will tell you that they are hard to photograph. Good luck!

  3. July 13, 2012 at 10:47 am

    Great birds indeed!


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