Baby Birdorable: Great Blue Heron

If you think our Birdorable birds are cute as adults, what about when they are babies? Below are some baby photos (shared via Flickr) of the Great Blue Heron. Great Blue Herons typically nest in colonies, called heronries. A heronry may have anywhere from five to 500 breeding pairs. They build large platform nests high in trees. They will also use nesting platforms. Two to six eggs are laid and incubation lasts about 28 days.

Newborn Heron Chick
Newborn Heron Chick by GingerP43
Great Blue Heron chicks
Great Blue Heron chicks by jjwebste
babyheron1 by sundero
Great Blue Heron Chick
Great Blue Heron Chick by Ṁ‽ǩ€ §ρ!и@Ä·
Great Blue Heron Chicks
Great Blue Heron Chicks by shell game
Great Blue Heron chicks
Great Blue Heron chicks by Kevin Fleming ( )

Pretty cute, right? Be sure to check out our (adult) Birdorable Great Blue Heron t-shirts & gifts!


abigail ross on December 5, 2010 at 8:16 PM wrote:
omg! i love herons!
A.Griffith on May 31, 2018 at 10:40 PM wrote:
The babies are so precious! ?
Andrew on November 21, 2018 at 4:45 AM wrote:
birds going to the beach
Glenn on September 24, 2020 at 3:01 AM wrote:
What's the best way to deter herons from killing my goldfish? I'm at my wits end. They are so sneaky they come around when I go out and leave their droppings all over, and also the slimey oil substance off their feathers in my pond when they kill all my fish. What the best way to protect fish other than netting. In which case no point having a pond if u can't see it. Please. Help!
lulux on January 17, 2021 at 11:09 PM wrote:
You have to place a heron sculpture in your garden next to the pond ! The heron is very territorial and will not come if he sees an other one.
jbgriffithjr on February 24, 2021 at 5:12 PM wrote:
we have a 50 nest heronry on big sewickley creek western pa .......they love the state fish commision which stocks it every spring with trout right in time for hatching,....... they chatter klak klak klak in giant sycamore trees do not walk under. been there done that duh? jbgjr
Spurwing Plover on May 3, 2022 at 8:16 AM wrote:
I have seen quite a a few Great Blue Herons my late Grandma called them Icabods
Spurwing Plover on December 17, 2022 at 8:30 AM wrote:
Their little relative the Green Heron use Bait when they go Fishing one very clever bird

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