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Welcome to the Stanley Park heron documentary site.  This film features the Pacific Great Blue Heron breeding season, its beautiful Vancouver setting, and its tumultuous relationship with the bald eagle.

I’ve just posted another teaser:

 

February 2017 preview:

GBH preview on YouTube

Completion will be the end of summer, 2017.  I’ve included amazing footage from the end of this year’s breeding season as eagles visited the site in the early hours of the morning, knocking young heron chicks out of their nests.  This season has been particularly interesting, as behaviour patterns of the herons adapted to frequent eagle predation.

PLEASE HELP PROMOTE AWARENESS OF THIS AT-RISK SPECIES BY DONATING TO THIS PRODUCTION HERE:  great blue heron documentary fund-raising site.

All denominations gratefully accepted.

 

EGGS

 

Herons lay on average 4-5 baby blue eggs in a season.  Not all at once though.

HATCHING

Hatching occurs after 28 days of incubation.  Not all at once though!

 

FEEDING

Feeding is a crazy time, with chicks fighting each other and their parent for food.  Mine. Mine. Mine.

EAGLES

Eagles are early morning predators.  We’re talking 4:30 a.m., when every self-respecting eagle should be asleep.  Needless to say, it causes a lot of commotion and is impossible to sleep through.  The upside is, that it woke me up so I could dash to the roof and film.