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2022 February Bird

The featured bird for February is the Great Blue Heron.

great blue heron walking on the beach on the gulf of mexico

The Great Blue Heron is the largest and most widespread heron in North America. It can be found along open water and wetlands through most of North America, Central America and the Caribbean.

In flight Herons can be recognized by having their long neck folded into a tight S-shape and their long legs extended. This is how you can tell them apart from flying Sandhill Cranes, which have their necks extended.

During breeding season several long black feathers will grow on the back of the crown.

Family: Ardeidae
Species: Ardea herodias
Length: 91–137 cm (36–54 in)
Wingspan: 167–201 cm (66–79 in)
Height: 115–138 cm (45–54 in)
Weight: 1.82–3.6 kg (4.0–7.9 lb)

2 thoughts on “2022 February Bird”

    1. Thank you so much, Dianne. By keeping this website and entire project simple and focused on the birds, I hope it’ll continue to be pure pleasure for viewers and myself. Later today, I plan to present a selection of photos for the 2023 calendar to you and other patrons to help me choose the finalists…

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