Although our summer resident heron was standing guard of the bay on our last visit, it won’t be long before it will head south for the winter.
I am always sad to see the heron flying away.
With their seven-foot wingspan, they are very impressive.
Although take-off looks a little ungainly, they are quite graceful in flight with their slow wing beats.
Their legs make me smile. They have such long legs that trail behind them, which I am sure must be quite aerodynamic in flight.
I was surprised to see this Great Blue Heron on this little island. Normally they don’t sit out in the open like this and they are hard to spot, standing still amongst the reeds. I guess there must have been good fishing there.