I realized I may have been neglecting my favorite bird the great blue heron by not posting any photos of them yet this month. So I thought these two recent photos of this handsome heron would be appropriate for a Monday to start off our week.
In the first photo you can see it flying across the marsh pond with the trees along the side reflecting green in the water. By the time the great blue begins his descent, he has arrived in a clear portion of the pond where only the light grey sky is reflected in the water. The great blue heron is one of our larger wading birds and may appear a bit gangly when walking, but they are quite elegant flyers.