Great Blue Herons
I was fortunate to be close enough to a Great Blue Heron in Florida to get a nice close-up. Seems this one has a couple ‘battle scars’.
At the height of 3-4 feet, wingspan of 5-6 feet, and weighing less than six pounds, it’s amazing to watch all that lankiness of the Great Blue Heron come together into a graceful landing most every time. This one I captured in Florida landing in a tree made it seem so easy!
They are equally graceful in flight.
I am lucky to enjoy Great Blue Herons year-round along the Chesapeake Bay. A few days ago, I captured this one on a graceful take-off.
The next one was just off the right of my balcony, down at the riprap. A delight for me on that chilly, dreary day.
I did say how graceful the Great Blue Heron’s landings can be, but on occasion….well….they are just a bit off….. and provide us a chuckle.
Hey, we all have one of those days!
Enjoy your day! Be happy!