Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)
Shot on a dam near Drumheller, Alberta, Canada
* Great Blue Herons congregate at fish hatcheries, potentially creating problems for the fish farmers. However, studies have shown that the herons tend to eat sick fish (which spend more time near the surface) that would have died anyway.
* They are the largest herons in North America.
* They eat mainly fish but will also eat other small animals. They have been known to choke to death on prey that is too large.
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