Another Great Blue Heron At Bombay Hook NWR
My last ‘bird’ post showcased a beautiful Great Blue Heron, busily fishing, without a care of the vehicles of people watching and photographing him. It was time to eat and he was on a mission!
I happened upon another Great Blue Heron that same day who was just chilling, taking in the warm sun rays that came through the partly cloudy skies on that chilly day. I slowly approached, stopped, and starting photographing him through my passenger window, trying to get my exposure right in the mid-day light.
He had a leery eye on me, giving me the vibe I had interrupted his alone time. And just as quickly he took flight.
Those wings! Their slow, deep wing-beats move with grace and strength allowing the Great Blue Heron to cruise with ease.
The Great Blue Heron’s adult wingspan ranges 5 1/2 to 6 1/2 feet. That is wider than I am tall!
Despite their overall impressive size, the Great Blue Heron weighs only 5 to 6 pounds.
He flew low over and dropped down within the marsh grass. And outta sight. “That’ll teach you,” I could almost hear him saying.
I always fret when causing a bird to fly off, as I don’t mean to scare them. But I am always in awe of the Great Blue Heron’s beautiful flight. And those wings!