Monday, March 12, 2012


I was back in Illinois this past weekend and took a bit of time to walk down to the local heron rookery.  One year I counted around 120 nests in this location – on Friday there were fewer but I counted at least 50 active nests.  I didn’t sketch on Friday but here is a sketch from last month when I saw my first northeastern Ohio great blue heron of 2012.  

1 comment:

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Nice sketch. We have a crazy pair of GBHE that are nesting on a big transformer tower. CRAZY birds. They were successful last year and they are back at it this year. They must have been ostraciszed by the colony they once belonged to. The closest colony we know of is 4.5 miles away as the heron flies.