Great Blue Heron

January 19, 2023  •  Leave a Comment

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Great Blue Heron

Ardea herodias

An Award Winning 30" x 20"

HD Matte Metal

For $405.00
 

I go on hikes on the Towpath in Kingston/Princeton that's between the D&R Canal and Lake Carnegie as often as I can after discovering it in the early days of COVID in 2020.

It's a pleasant, flat, and wide path with people walking, running and biking; and there's often crew boats on Lake Carnegie. And the homes on the other side of Lake Carnegie are certainly impressive.

There are often 1 to as many as 4 Great Blue Herons along the canal or in the lake huntimg.

The trick is seeing/finding them. And, of course, there's no guarantee you'll see even one - that's nature.

If you do come upon one hunting along the coast of the lake, they'll often fly off rather quickly.

This one in the image was up on a tree branch on the other side of the canal where I was evidently not perceived as a threat - balanced one leg on a round branch. Amazing.

This one appears to be a very mature Great Blue Heron - and it certainly knows I'm there.

I wonder what these animals think of us silly humans with these long cylinders in front of our faces?!

Great Blue Heron are incredible animals that look almost pre-historic. 

They stand 3 to 4.5' tall with a wingspan of up to 6.5'!

But they weigh just 4-8 pounds because they have hollow bones.

Yet, they capture and eat whole - in one quick gulp - fish that weigh 1-3 or more pounds.

That's like you or me eating a 50 pound meal in one bite, often with it still alive.

These Pterodactyl-like birds must have incredible digestive systems.

And they often stand on just one leg. I guess you can do that at just 4-8 pounds.

There are more images of Great Blue Herons are in my website gallery -

www.davidandersonward.com/davidandersonward/herons

 

This image is available as a

30" x 20" HD Matte Metal for $405.00.

It is also available in other sizes, such as

15" x 10" for $150.00

 21" x 14" for $245.00,

45" x 30" for $976.00,

or even as a 60" x 40"for $1,665.00 for a very bold statement!

I welcome the opportunity to help you with your wall art.

Just call 908-240-7484 and I will help you decide.

 

 

 


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