any of the American varieties of heron with bluish or bluish-gray plumage, as the great blue heron.
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How to use blue heron in a sentence
Along the way, the young Chinook must make it through 140 miles of warm, slow-moving waters, which takes more energy and extends the time they are vulnerable to predators like smallmouth bass and great blue herons.
The fall colors are another distraction, as are sightings of the occasional Peregrine falcon, wood stork, and great blue heron.
Perry, an ornithologist, spotted a great blue heron and delighted in a pileated woodpecker as it took flight.Biologists say a wider American Legion Bridge would destroy critical research site | Katherine Shaver | December 11, 2020 | Washington Post
Short of a luge run, blue heron Farm has the facilities to provide for any recreational whim.
He laughed softly; and just then the blue heron came back to the Perdu.Earth's Enigmas | Charles G. D. Roberts
For one thing, they would make mighty fine eating for the family of that self-satisfied old blue heron.Freckles | Gene Stratton-Porter
All the way up the creek I had been hearing the throaty ghouw-bhouw of a great blue heron off in the swamp.Roof and Meadow | Dallas Lore Sharp
The blue heron rose heavily from the backwater, and winged his slow flight high above the trees.Creatures of the Night | Alfred W. Rees
And now it happened that the great blue heron came more frequently to visit the Perdu.Earth's Enigmas | Charles G. D. Roberts