The Great Blue Herons can be seen in many places around the island where the water is shallow and the fishing good. They stand motionless until a meal comes along and then they plunge their heads into the water.  After hatching, the juvenile birds will be seen leaning to fish from a parent. 

They eat minnows, small crabs, amphibians and such. The great blue heron can be seen in many parts of the world and they seem to do just fine with the enviornmental quality on Galveston Island and you’ll notice that they have long necks that look spring-loaded and ready to pounce.  They can be spotted anytime of the year during the daylight hours especially on the West End of the island. Once past the seawall there are many side roads leading of the highway and almost all of these small roads meander around various marshes.