Thursday, June 25, 2009
This is a Great Blue Heron. We were walking along Mill Creek with our dog and got a bit too close for comfort for the large bird. In this picture you can also see the evenly spaced steps in Mill Creek, which I explained in Monday's post. Great Blue Herons are large birds (I'll show you a close-up this weekend), with wingspans of between 5 1/2 and 6 1/2 feet. They are also very elegant and beautiful birds. There are many of them in this area because the land in the WWV is often marshy and wet, and herons like to feed in this kind of terrain.