Great Blue Herons – May 18, 2021

Great Blue Herons, Morris Co., NJ, May 16, 2021 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)

A heronry in Morris County is having a productive season. Incubation in April has led to Great Blue Heron sprouts in May.

Great Blue Herons, Morris Co., NJ, May 16, 2021 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)

In a recent year, a Great Horned Owl had a nest in one of the condominium trees. The Great Blue Herons seemed not to mind and had nests above and near the owl nest. Below is a typical image of the nest arrangements. The snags seem fragile but the Great Blue Herons return every year and rear young.

Great Blue Herons, Morris Co., NJ, May 16, 2021 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)

View local eBird checklists in the mocosocoBirds region via eBird’s Region Explorer. Use the following links:

The eBird Hotspot Primer is here and can also be accessed via the Hotspot menu item on the mocosocoBirds.com website.


The mocosocoBirds Facebook page is located here and also posts timely information not found on the mocosocoBirds web site.

@mocosocoBirds at Twitter is another communications stream. Instant field reports and links of interest are tweeted as they occur. The latest tweets appear on the sidebar of this page. One can follow mocosocoBirds at Twitter or link to @mocosocoBirds.


The New Jersey Bird Records Committee web site is here and contains the list of accepted records, the list of review species, and annual reports.


Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology’s Birds of the World online encyclopedia is here.


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1 Response to Great Blue Herons – May 18, 2021

  1. babsje says:

    Wonderful post and photos. It is so encouraging to see these signs of new Heron life. Best, Babsje

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