Great Blue Herons fishing at Alameda Point: Photo essay

Alameda Point supports a thriving colony of Great Blue Herons.  Their roosting and nesting site is on the Runway Wetland on federal property adjacent to the city’s future De-Pave Park. 

Much of the herons’ days are spent standing still in the wetland and preening their feathers.  During spring and early summer they can be seen nesting in two dead cypress trees in the wetland.  When they leave the wetland in search of food, they do so individually and can often be seen standing motionless along the Alameda Point shoreline waiting to pluck a passing fish from the water.

Here are three fishing episodes from 2022.

Episode 1 – Next to Bay Trail between Ferry Maintenance Facility and beach

Episode 2 – Next to Bay Trail between Ferry Maintenance Facility and beach

Episode 3 – Next to future De-Pave Park on west side of Seaplane Lagoon

Author: richard94501

My blog is Alameda Point Environmental Report covering environmental issues from wildlife to cleanup at the former Navy base in Alameda now called Alameda Point. Articles on my blog are frequently printed in the Alameda Sun newspaper. I also host a Twitter site and a Flickr photo site. I hope you find my stories and photos of interest. Richard Bangert Alameda, California

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