Great Blue Heron

The herons are most likely on their way now to northern South America where they winter.
This heron, often miscalled a crane, folds its neck in flight but leaves its long legs trailing. It stands up to 4 ft. tall and uses its dagger-like bill to catch small fish, frogs and crawfish in marshes, ponds, swamps and tideflats. It's a favorite bird of mine. I love to watch a great blue flying over a pond or fishing along the shore.

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