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Great Blue Heron


In the slide show above, a great blue heron takes a short break on the Charles River, near the BU campus. Photos by Kalman Zabarsky. Slide show by Kimberly Cornuelle.


6 Comments on Great Blue Heron

  • Anonymous on 06.29.2009 at 10:43 am

    very cool

    it looks like the heron is flying. how long did you get to watch before it flew away?

  • tb on 06.29.2009 at 10:44 am


    Kalman, excellent series. Thank you.

  • Anonymous on 06.29.2009 at 11:22 am


    Extraordinary! Kal, you are the BEST!

  • amlaskow on 06.29.2009 at 11:48 am


    Awesome photos, and I like this method of slideshows!

  • Anonymous on 06.29.2009 at 7:58 pm

    mad props to kal :D

  • Bob La Trémouille on 09.20.2009 at 8:38 am

    BU and DCR fighting against nature.

    It is great to see migratory waterfowl featured.

    The reality, however, is that BU and the state’s Department of Conservation and Recreation are aggressively taking steps to destroy animals visiting or living on the Charles River.

    Just last week, the Boston Conservation Commission barred the DCR from ANY vegetation management on the Boston side of the Charles River because of the DCR’s environmental destructiveness and harm to the habitat of migratory waterfowl.

    A few days before that, the DCR, caused needless destruction to the habitat of the Charles River White Geese. They destroyed three quarters of the tiny ghetto to which the DCR has confined them with bizarre vegetation projects at Magazine Beach. A responsible agency would allow them to return to Magazine Beach where they have lived for most of the last 30 years, and let them return without the POISONS that are now being dumped there.

    The nesting area was destroyed once before, by BU working for the DCR. BU then proceeded to lie that BU did not do it until the Cambridge Conservation Commission condemned them for their work. So BU proceeded to blame the president’s secretary.

    BU is environmentally reprehensible (to use a word a judge recently used against Cambridge, one of BU’s accomplices).

    So admire that beautiful bird, but the bird is being threatened by a very irresponsible Boston University and its friends.

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