Appearance: Great blue herons are enormous waterbirds about 45-55″ long. They have a large body with blue/gray feathers, long legs, a white face with a black streak on the cheek and crown, a long pointy orange bill, and a curvy neck which they often curl into the shape of an “S”.
Winter diet: Fish, frogs, salamanders, turtles, snakes, insects, small mammals, and birds.
Winter feeder food: They don’t visit feeders.
Winter habitat: In winter, great blue herons remain in their year-round range which includes most of the US and some migrate south into Mexico. They prefer calm fresh water, rivers, and shallow coastal areas.