Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Mister Blue, Great Blue Heron

Mister Blue, Great Blue Heron by Nancy Medina
Oil on Canvas
Nancy Medina Web Site

Great Blue Herons have a wonderful call and can be seen across the US including along the Texas coast. While researching Mister Blue, I found a Web site where you can hear the voice of the Great Blue Heron. Take a look and scroll down a bit for the play button.

Great Blues and other coastal birds are in peril due to the catastrophic oil spill that has contaminated almost a third of the entire Gulf region. As the oil slick heads inland, our sea creatures and birds are dying. There are heroes among us, fortunately, who are doing all they can to mobilize rescue teams to help these birds. The International Bird Rescue Research Center's blog has a video and information about these organized efforts.


  1. Good work, Nancy. I loved hearing the blue heron's call. I've heard it in the wild, but didn't know to which bird it belonged. Now I do. I also took a look at the Bird Rescue video. Thankfully, there are people that can rescue and clean the birds. Thank you for doing this research and sharing.

  2. Beautiful painting and a lovely tribute, Nancy!

  3. Excellent work, Nancy. Hearing the call takes it to more personal level. So heartbreaking to think about them struggling for their lives.

    Thank you so much for sharing the info!

  4. Thank you ladies, I wish there were a way we could bring attention to the plight of all of the animals suffering along the coast and in the Gulf. It's one of those situations where we need a celebrity to get involved.

  5. What a beautiful, peaceful and serene composition, and a huge reminder for how much we have lost.

  6. Great painting and commentary, Nancy. You shine!