Birdorable Great Blue Heron

Baby Birdorable: Great Blue Heron

August 20th, 2010 in Baby Birds, Herons 1 comment

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
babyheron1 by sundero
Great Blue Heron Chick
Great Blue Heron Chick by Ṁ‽ǩ€ §ρ!и@ķ
Great Blue Heron Chicks
Great Blue Heron Chicks by shell game
Great Blue Heron chicks
Great Blue Heron chicks by Kevin Fleming ( www.WildDelmarva.com )

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