The Great Blue Heron
If I could be an animal (I know, it’s one of those 6th grade questions you might talk about at lunch), I would be a bird. The way birds catch the wind is always amazing to me, besides it looks like fun. Not sure what type of bird, one that eats seeds, nuts and grass only. :)
I realize this is not the best picture of a Great Blue Heron, but it is the best I captured. These birds always take off when they see me coming, I know it’s not just me. I have to get pretty close because my zoom lens (70-200) really is not long enough to be sneaky.
According to wikipedia, this is the largest North American heron, head-to-tail length is 36-55 inches (91-140cm), a wingspan of 66-79 (167-201 cm) inches, and a weight of 4-4.8 lbs (2-3.6 kg).
“God gives every bird its food, but He does not throw it into its nest.” J.G. Holland (American Novelist; 1819-1881)