Five On The Wing – #21


Five birds in flight showing off their beautiful wingspans. 

Let’s fly with these big birds!


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Double-breasted Cormorant
Wingspan 44.9-48.4 inches (114-123 cm)


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Great Egret
Wingspan 51.6-57.1 inches (131-145 cm)


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Great Blue Heron
Wingspan 65.8-79.1 inches (167-201 cm)


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Bald Eagle (immature)
Wingspan 72-90 inches (182cm-229cm)


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Bald Eagle (adult)
Wingspan 72-90 inches (182cm-229cm)
Airplane species and wingspan unknown


So sorry, quick note on me missing again, it has been a roller coaster past couple weeks; too difficult to think about blogging.  Thankfully, Dad pulled through the sepsis but still has several hurdles.  He’s been transferred to an acute rehab facility where he has a long road still ahead of him.  I am thankful I’ve been able to visit him a few times.  Your prayers for my Dad have been greatly appreciated, I told him I had friends around the world praying and thinking of him.  He said to tell you, “thank you”; and I know he truly meant it.  And I do too; thank you, my friends. πŸ™


47 thoughts on “Five On The Wing – #21

  1. So glad to hear about your dad’s progress, Donna. I imagine that he was a large part of your focus. May he continue to improve. Yes, a lot of folks are rooting for him! ❀
    Enjoyed your photos and info on wing spans… some really BIG ones! Esp. that unknown species photobombing your last entry. πŸ˜‰

  2. A little delayed on my reading and thus late on my wishes and prayers – I am sure your Dad appreciates your visits/support – keep fighting and let him know we are all thinking of him.

  3. Thank you for the update on your father, Donna. I will keep praying for him on his journey towards recovery. πŸ™
    I am dazzled by your shot of the Double-breasted Cormorant in flight and how clear its markings are. Wow!

    • Thank you kindly, Barbara, it is still touch and go each day with Dad. The cormorants have been busy around us, trying to find their place amongst the newly arrived migrant waterbirds.

  4. Falling behind again (as usual)… hoping for better news about your dad as I check ahead.
    Loved the wingspan comparisons! All of these birds are pretty impressive.

    • Thank you, Gunta! I just love wingspans!!
      Thank you for asking about Dad too, he’s still very weak, confused, miserable, and on a feeding tube. Covid is multiplying now at the rehab facility, as of yesterday they still allowed visitors and I spent yesterday there with Dad, suited up and masked. His wife is planning on discharging him and taking him home by end of this week. He’s so fragile, I’m worried. I live little over an hour away.

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