Saturday, September 29, 2007


I have seen several of these magnificent birds lately. They did not notice me as they were intent on wading in the edge of ponds searching for fish, frogs, and other delectables. The great blue heron, Ardea herodias, is one of the largest birds in this area with an incredible wingspan of almost six feet! In flight, their great long bill sticks out ahead giving them the appearance of a modern day pterosaur.

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