Great Blue Heron

How does the Great Blue Heron capture its prey?


This bird, the largest of herons in North America, forages while wading and impales its meal with its sharp, spear-like bill. This bird eats small fish, frogs, insects, and snakes. It also strikes at mice, squirrels, ducklings- or about anything else it might come across. Herons have been known to choke to death on too-large of prey.


Collective nouns include: “battery”,”hedge”,”pose”,”rookery” and “scattering” of herons.