Battling The Wind
It has been very windy with strong gusts around the marsh the past few days. That is not very good flight weather for the birds and many are choosing to delay any optional flying.
But when it becomes absolutely necessary to move to another area they have no choice. This great blue heron was struggling a bit as it flew close to the trees, but these guys know how to use their big wings to full advantage. Sometimes making the body as streamlined as possible when flying helps tremendously in navigating these rather inhospitable conditions.