animals, birdwatching, nature

The Lair of the Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron
A great blue heron crouching with its right foot curled

Behold the great blue heron, which we followed to one of its favorite spots.  We’ve never seen it hunt here, but it often lands here in the evening to relax.  It stands incredibly still and gazes down the length of the creek.  Curiously, it rests and even flies with its right foot curled up. nor is this behavior unique to this bird.

Great Blue Heron Flying
A great blue heron flying with right foot curled