Great Blue Heron

Majestic and stately on the ground or in flight, this large blue-gray bird with the long legs can be found standing motionless in the marsh grass by the edge of channels along the Meadow Walk or Heron Overlook paths waiting to make a lightning fast strike on a small fish or rodent.  When in flight, this largest of North American Herons are unmistakable with slow, graceful wing beats, neck tucked into an “S” like shape and long trailing legs.

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