Meet the Animals - (Great Blue Heron) introduces kids to popular wild animals. With real photos, and easy-to-read text, this nonfiction series helps kids to practice reading for information.
Who are you?
I'm a great blue heron.
Herons are waders.
Those are birds that stay near shallow water.
Where do you live?
Great blue herons live in North America.
We like rivers, ponds, marshes, and fields.
What do you eat?
We eat insects, mice, and even snakes.
But we like fish best of all.
How do you catch fish?
We stand in the water without moving.
We wait for fish to swim by.
Then we use our sharp bills as spears.
Do you lay eggs?
We lay about five eggs at a time.
We keep them in nests in high trees.
Who are your enemies?
We dont have many enemies.
But raccoons and eagles sometimes eat young herons.
You have really long legs.
We have big wings too.
We can spread them very wide.
I look like a dinosaur in the sky!
Good-bye, Great Blue Heron!