The Great Blue Heron feeds on aquatic animal life and small rodents. It doesn’t usually stalk its prey but, waits in shallow water or on land and spears it with its long bill. Locally, the Great Blues feast on the Killies and other small fish in the Great South Bay tidal wetlands.
The Great Blue Heron’s bill is sharp edged and pointed. It has four long-clawed toes on each foot, three pointing forward and one backward. The middle forward claw has a rough serrated inner margin that is used by the bird in preening its soft plumage.
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