July 25, 2014

Leaning

I spooked this great blue heron while out on the pontoon this afternoon.


The flight shots didn't turn out but this one of the takeoff made me think of someone leaning a little too far forward.

Ardea herodias
Great Blue Herons can hunt day and night thanks to a high percentage of rod-type photoreceptors in their eyes that improve their night vision.

The oldest Great Blue Heron, based on banding recovery, was 24 years old.

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