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Great Blue Heron Nest Building

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Spring is such a great time of year for bird watching. One of my most favorites to watch are the Great Blue Herons in Boulder County, Colorado. You can watch these birds for hours as they fly in and out of the nest to the ground grabbing sticks for their nest. An amazing sight to see like watching prehistoric animals in flight.

Here are some great Blue Heron Facts. Hope you enjoy these images and information.

The Great Blue Heron belongs to a large family that includes herons, egrets, and bitterns. This world-wide family has about 60 species. The Great White Heron of Florida is a local color variation of the Great Blue and belongs to the same species.

The Great Blue Heron’s long legs allow it to hunt in deeper water than most other herons and egrets.

Great Blue Herons lay from three to seven eggs, but the usual number is four.

The Great blue Heron has special neck vertebrae that allow the neck to curl into an “S” shape, and its structure allows a lightning-quick strike at prey. In flight the neck is folded back into the S-shape and the legs are stretched out behind them.

Great Blue Herons can hunt day and night thanks to a high percentage of rod-type photoreceptors in their eyes that improve their night vision

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Great Blue Herons typically breed in colonies containing a few to several hundred pairs. Nest building begins when a male chooses a nesting territory and actively displays to attract a female. The large nest is usually built high up in a tree. The male gathers sticks for the female who constructs a platform nest lined with small twigs, bark strips, and conifer needles. The female lays 2-6 pale blue eggs, then both parents incubate them for 25-29 days (4 weeks) until the young hatch. The parents bring food to young at the nest for two months before the young can fly and continue feeding the birds for a few weeks after fledging the nest.

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Twisted Desert Lightning Storm

Twisted lightning bolts striking the desert floor with giant saguaro cactus.  Black and white with texture layer added. Fine art nature weather landscape photography poster prints, decorative canvas prints, acrylic prints, metal prints, corporate artwork, greeting cards and stock images by James Bo Insogna (C)   - All Rights Reserved.  *PLEASE NOTE, WATERMARKS WILL NOT BE ON THE PURCHASE PRINTS*

Twisted lightning bolts striking the desert floor with giant saguaro cactus. Black and white with texture layer added.

Fine art nature weather landscape photography poster prints, decorative canvas prints, acrylic prints, metal prints, corporate artwork, greeting cards and stock images by James Bo Insogna (C) – All Rights Reserved.

*PLEASE NOTE, WATERMARKS WILL NOT BE ON THE PURCHASE PRINTS*

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Two Bull Elks Sparring Over Territory

Two Bull Elks sparring over territory locking antlers. Image Number 90  Photo Copyright: James Insogna all rights reserved/

Two Bull Elks sparring over territory locking antlers. Image Number 90.

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Two Bull Elks sparring

Two Bull Elks sparring over territory locking antlers. Images Number 91 (C) 2011 James Insogna

Two Bull Elks sparring over territory locking antlers. Images Number 91.

(C) James Insogna

Love Would Never be a Promise of a Rose Garden

Love would never be a promise of a rose garden unless it is showered with light of faith, water of sincerity and air of passion.  Water drops on a close up view bouquet of red roses flowers.  Fine art photography prints and canvas art by James Bo Insogna (C) copyright all rights reserved.

Love would never be a promise of a rose garden unless it is showered with light of faith, water of sincerity and air of passion. Happy Valentines Day! XOXOXOX

Water drops on a close up view bouquet of red roses flowers. Fine art photography prints and canvas art by James Bo Insogna (C) copyright all rights reserved.

Autumn Aspens Picture Window Frame Photo Art

A view from a window in the wood of colorful autumn aspens.  A view from a window in the woods of colorful autumn aspens.  Now you can have a window with a view in any room with our picture window fine art striking photography nature landscape canvas wraps and prints. (C) 2011 James Bo Insogna 1-888-682-0122

A view from a window in the wood of colorful autumn aspens. A view from a window in the woods of colorful autumn aspens. Now you can have a window with a view in any room with our picture window fine art striking photography nature landscape canvas wraps and prints. Copyright: James Bo Insogna

Pella Crossings Reflections

Pella Crossings Ponds with an early morning sunrise reflections of color and  trees in the water.  Hygiene Colorado, Boulder County. Fine art Colorado nature landscape photography prints, Stretched Canvas Art Prints and stock images By James Bo Insogna (C) 2012 - All Rights Reserved 1-888-682-0122.

Pella Crossings Ponds with an early morning sunrise reflections of color and trees in the water. Hygiene Colorado, Boulder County. Fine art Colorado nature landscape photography prints, Stretched Canvas Art Prints and stock images By James Bo Insogna (C) 2012 – All Rights Reserved 1-888-682-0122.

Autumn Colorful Landscape Country Ranch Road

A Country Ranch Road lined with beautiful colorful Autumn trees.  Vertical image. Buy this beautiful country autumn nature landscape striking photography artwork as a fine art print, stock image or canvas art print. For sale and available in all sizes, custom framed or unframed to decorate your office walls, home walls, cafe, restaurant, boardroom, waiting room or almost any commercial space. Museum quality art with fast, secure, world wide shipping to your door. Wall prints are also a great gift idea. Fine Art photography nature landscape Photographer artist James Bo Insogna (C) 2011.

A Country Ranch Road lined with beautiful colorful Autumn trees. Vertical image. Buy this beautiful country autumn nature landscape striking photography artwork as a fine art print, stock image or canvas art print. For sale and available in all sizes, custom framed or unframed to decorate your office walls, home walls, cafe, restaurant, boardroom, waiting room or almost any commercial space. Museum quality art with fast, secure, world wide shipping to your door. Wall prints are also a great gift idea. Fine Art photography nature landscape Photographer artist James Bo Insogna (C) 2011.

Three Aspens In Black and White

Three Aspen tree trunks in a black and white fine art photography image.  Buy this beautiful black and white nature landscape photography artwork as a fine art print, stock image or canvas art print. For sale and available in all sizes, custom framed or unframed to decorate your office walls, home walls, cafe, restaurant, boardroom, waiting room or almost any commercial space.  Museum quality art with fast, secure, world wide shipping to your door.  Wall prints are also a great gift idea. Fine Art photography nature landscape Photographer artist James Bo Insogna (C) 2011.

Three Aspen tree trunks in a black and white fine art photography image. Buy this beautiful black and white nature landscape photography artwork as a fine art print, stock image or canvas art print. For sale and available in all sizes, custom framed or unframed to decorate your office walls, home walls, cafe, restaurant, boardroom, waiting room or almost any commercial space. Museum quality art with fast, secure, world wide shipping to your door. Wall prints are also a great gift idea. Fine Art photography nature landscape Photographer artist James Bo Insogna (C)

Marching Band Cornet

Close up of Marching high school band Cornet horn in black and white.  Fine art photography prints, canvas art and stock images by James Bo Insogna (C) 2011

Close up of Marching high school band Cornet horn in black and white. Fine art photography prints, canvas art and stock images by James Bo Insogna (C)

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