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Thread subject: Blackwater great blue heron on the nest at night again
Name Date Message
cathleen 11/30/05 01:28 am I wonder, don't these lovely birds need to wander further south? Or are the waters still fishable around Blackwater?
FOB Webmaster 11/30/05 07:11 am Cathleen, while some great blue herons in the Chesapeake Bay region will migrate, some will also stay in this general area throughout the year.

In addition to fish, they can also eat frogs, salamanders, lizards, snakes, small birds, rodents, and insects. So they are not totally dependent on fish for their survival.
cathleen 11/30/05 12:53 pm Thanks for the info! I see the herons in Upstate New York at the Montezuma Wildlife Refuge throughout the usual season, but assumed they would be gone by now from these freezing temps! However, I wonder if any stick around and live on the rodents. etc... I will be sure to check it out on my next visit!
Nancy L 11/30/05 03:10 pm Cathleen - Where EXACTLY is the Montezuma Wildlife Refuge? When my husband & I travel, we always look for Wildlife refuges to visit.
Celeste 11/30/05 05:31 pm The Refuge is between Rochester and Syracuse New York. See the following for more info....

http://www.fws.gov/R5MNWR/
cathleen 11/30/05 10:34 pm Celeste is right. It is on NYS Route 5&20 near where Route 318 intersects it, very close to NY Interstate 90. If you get off I-90 at exit 41 for Waterloo, it is quite close.

They have an osprey platform viewable by scope, and a cam trained on another platform that shows inside the visitor's center.

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