Great Blue Heron is a big bird, from three-and-a-half to almost five feet tall, with a six-foot wingspan. They hold still for photos too.
The feathery “ruff” around this one’s neck indicates it’s an adult.
I saw the GBH today at the little pond across the street from the Sewall’s Point town hall. The Indian River Lagoon is just beyond those mangroves.
Cool, rainy and windy weather… with a cold snap to follow.
A beak that stabs like a dagger. En garde, fishes and amphibians!
Also by the pond, a lone Palm Warbler.