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"Great Blue Heron"
Great Blue Heron:    Ehrlich, Dobkin, and Wheye, in their 1988 publication "The Birder's Handbook", write "Heron comes from the Middle English name for 'herons'; Egret comes from the French and Old High German meaning 'small heron'; ... Crane comes from the Anglo-Saxon cran - 'to cry out'."

 
Brown's Ferry Park, Tualatin, Oregon ...

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Great Blue Heron, Brown's Ferry Park, Tualatin, Oregon. Gorgeous spring day. Image taken March 9, 2015. Canon EOS 7d2, 400mm.


Celilo Park, Oregon ... "leucistic" ...

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Leucistic Great Blue Heron, Celilo Park, Oregon. Sunny beautiful winter day. Image taken February 8, 2013. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


Fernhill Wetlands, Forest Grove, Oregon ...

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Great Blue Heron, Fernhill Wetlands, Forest Grove, Oregon. Image taken October 16, 2010. Canon Rebel, 300mm.
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Great Blue Heron, Fernhill Wetlands, Forest Grove, Oregon. Image taken October 16, 2010. Canon Rebel, 300mm.


... flying ...

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Great Blue Heron, Fernhill Wetlands, Hillsboro, Oregon. Overcast and gray day. Image taken June 14, 2010. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
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Great Blue Heron, Fernhill Wetlands, Hillsboro, Oregon. Overcast and gray day. Image taken June 14, 2010. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
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Great Blue Heron, Fernhill Wetlands, Hillsboro, Oregon. Overcast and gray day. Image taken June 14, 2010. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


Hagg Lake, Oregon ...

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Great Blue Heron, youngster, Hagg Lake, Oregon. (DIGISCOPED). Gorgeous fall day. Image taken November 1, 2009. Mirador 60, Sony DSC-W200.


Nisqually NWR, Washington ...

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Great Blue Heron, Nisqually NWR, Washington. Image taken June 27, 2012. Canon Rebel, 300mm w/1.4.


Ridgefield NWR, Washington ...

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Great Blue Heron. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 3, 2008.

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Sauvie Island, Oregon ...

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Great Blue Heron, Sauvie Island, Oregon. Cold crisp sunny winter day. Image taken January 2, 2013. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


... "rookery" ...

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Great Blue Heron rookery, Sauvie Island, Oregon. Image taken March 11, 2011. Sony DSC-W370.


Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Vancouver, Washington ...

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Storm front, Great Blue Heron, Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Vancouver, Washington. Late afternoon during brief break in snow storms. Image taken December 18, 2008. Canon Rebel, 200z.


Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Washington ... with snake ...

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Great Blue Heron, Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Vancouver, Washington. Along LaFramboise Road. Image taken February 15, 2010. Canon Rebel, 300mm.


Steigerwald Lake NWR, Washington ... lunch ...

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Great Blue Heron, Steigerwald Lake NWR, Washougal, Washington. Image taken April 25, 2010. Canon Rebel, 300mm.
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Great Blue Heron, Steigerwald Lake NWR, Washougal, Washington. Image taken April 25, 2010. Canon Rebel, 300mm.


... more ...

Image, 2013, Steigerwald Lake NWR, Washington, click to enlarge
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Great Blue Heron, Steigerwald Lake NWR, Washington. Image taken May 25, 2013. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
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Great Blue Heron, Steigerwald Lake NWR, Washington. Image taken January 26, 2012. Canon Rebel, 300mm.


Vancouver Lake, Washington ...

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Great Blue Heron, Vancouver Lake, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken July 9, 2009. Canon Rebel, 300z.


Vancouver Lake and Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Washington ...

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Left: In the fog, Great Blue Heron, Vancouver Lake, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken October 14, 2010. Canon SuperZoom S5.

Right: Great Blue Heron, Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Vancouver, Washington. Late afternoon during brief break in snow storms. Image taken December 18, 2008. Canon Rebel, 200z.


Westport, Washington ...

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Great Blue Heron, Westport, Washington. Overcast spring day. Image taken May 19, 2012. Canon Rebel, 300mm w/1.4.


Woodland Bottoms, Woodland, Washington ... "rookery" ...

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Great Blue Heron Rookery, Woodland Bottoms, Washington. Sunny and mild winter day. Image taken February 28, 2014. Nikon AW110.
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Great Blue Heron Rookery, Woodland Bottoms, Washington. Sunny and mild winter day. Image taken February 28, 2014. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


Glendale Recharge Ponds, Glendale, Arizona ...

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Great Blue Heron, Glendale Recharge Ponds, Glendale, Arizona. Image taken October 6, 2010. Canon Rebel, 300mm w/1.4.



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