April 28, 2022 Mary A heron or a crane? This was a surprise this morning … I’ve never seen one of these in Big Canoe. I’m not sure if it’s a heron or a crane. Like this:Like Loading...
Sure is big. I sure don’t know either.
Looks like a Great Blue Heron to me! How exciting!
I just googled – it’s a Heron – just spent 10 minutes reading about them – now I know more today than I did yesterday 🙂
Definitely a Great Blue Heron.
Yes it’s a big blue heron. We have them on our pond
Also a rookery by the creek
Looks like a Blue Heron;)) what a lovely bird…walking in the woods–we’ve only seen them in our marshes here…great photo catch;)) hugs, Julierose
A Great Blue Heron! We have them roosting down the hill from our home, alongside the Sammamish River [Redmond, WA]. Aren’t they majestic? What a great critter cam capture!
According to Google, herons have longer necks, so it appears that you have a heron. What a great capture!
OMGosh. That’s so exciting.
A great blue heron. Since I have been taking g bird pictures since 2005 I probably have 2 or 3 thousand blue heron pictures.
It looks like a blue heron. I had one that picked my koi pond clean here in Kennesaw.
That’s exciting to see something you didn’t expect. Like the others,I’d say a Blue Heron.
Well, THAT was unexpected!! I think that video is my favorite wildlife spotting yet, Mary.
Heron, we saw some just last week in a field in town. I always think of them as only being in or near water but apparently they will wander.
A great blue heron. We have a group that return to nest here in a colony here in British Columbia, Canada.
Wow! That is quite amazing to see that bird walking through! My first thought was Great Blue Heron too. We have a large painting of one (by my cousin’s husband) in the living room and this one sure looks like the bird in the painting. We do not have them around this area.
I don’t believe it is a blue heron because it doesn’t have the face markings and the body seems too long. It is probably a type of crane not a heron. So nice to have though, very cool.
Great blue heron
Seems like it’s out of its element up there in the woods. That must have been quite a surprise to see that on the video.
I googled it, too. I’ve seen herons in watery areas near me (western Oregon). Always a nice surprise to see one stalking rodents in a field.