Great Blue Herons with young in Southern Wisconsin on May 19, 2016

I checked out a Great Blue Heron rookery in southern Wisconsin today to see what was going on. Lots of young and getting to have some size to them too. Some adults came with sticks for ongoing nest maintenance. Other adults came to the nest and regurgitated food in to the nest for the young to eat. Always amazing when I sit back and watch all these things happen. A beautiful sunny day with low winds and mild temps. Images were taken on May 19, 2016.


Great Blue Heron

Binomial name: Ardea herodias

Category: Bitterns, Herons, and Allies

Size: 46” long, 72” wing span

Weight: 5.3 lb










The nest has ongoing maintenance

The nest has on going maintenance



Adult preening, with young


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Window to Wildlife features the photography of Jim Edlhuber. A lifelong native of Wisconsin, Jim has been photographing wildlife for 20 years. He considers himself an avid photographer and is always trying to capture nature and wildlife through his lens. He is in several photography clubs and has won numerous awards for his work. In recent years, Jim has focused mostly on birding photography and finds it to be the most challenging.

6 Responses to Great Blue Herons with young in Southern Wisconsin on May 19, 2016

  1. Peggy Lison says:

    Really striking Jim! Thanks for sharing. Gorgeous day too. Cheers from Peggy in Madison

  2. Karen Johnson says:

    Beautiful! Where is the rookery located?

  3. Kathi and Michael Rock says:

    Great photos Jim. It’s always fun to see pictures of birds nesting.

  4. I think I’ve been there. These are outstanding images….wow

  5. Janet vinje says:

    Thanks Jim. Remarkable shots! Just stunning.

  6. Beautiful, as described!

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