Birds - William H Wiley

Nature and Wildlife Images in the Wild

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William H. Wiley

402-875-1809

bill@wmwiley.com


1221 Rockhurst Dr.

Lincoln, NE 68510

Great White Heron Building Nest

The Great White Heron builds tree nests in colonies called rookeries. Always close to water, heron nests are typically built a few feet above the high tide mark and are made of heavy twigs and small branches. The Great White Heron’s diet consists primarily consists of fish, amphibians and crustaceans and they catch their prey by stalking and silently waiting before swiftly striking with their long beaks. Their spectacular plumage nearly caused their extinction in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries when hat makers used their pure white feathers in fashionable ladies’ hats.