Petersburg Pilot -

The great blue heron

 

Orin Pierson / Petersburg Pilot

Flying overhead near Petersburg Creek on Kupreanof Island, this heron casts an impressive shadow with its six and a half foot wingspan. Unlike the well know sandhill cranes which migrate through SE Alaska by the hundreds of thousands, the great blue heron is a year-round resident feeding mostly on small fish and nesting along the shores of creeks and rivers.



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