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great blue heron posing in providence

In addition to the annual swan nest in downtown Providence, there is often a great blue heron at this location. I’m not sure why – I rarely see any fish in the shallow canal. I snapped these pictures today… the female is keeping her eggs warm, and the male was nearby.

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© 2011 Peter Green. All rights reserved.
© 2011 Peter Green. All rights reserved.
© 2011 Peter Green. All rights reserved.

I’ve also seen this black-crowned night heron in the same spot near the swan nest:

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and this juvenile black-crowned night heron:

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a kingbird was there again today too… I didn’t get a good picture, so here is one of my favorites from last year:

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One Comment

  1. Deb Puerini
    Posted 01.21.13 at 8:23 pm | Permalink

    Peter – bunch of heron nests (rookery?) right behind Home Depot in Seekonk, now that the leaves are gone you can see how many and how big they are! Also rumors of an owl nest but never saw that. Apparently the herons make quite a racket at some point but I could never pin down the time from the employees. Thought maybe sundown but no luck when we went a few times.

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