The Great Blue Heron, which is the largest North American Heron, is poised on top of this spruce tree by our fish pond. His plan was to do a little fishing, but his view was slightly obscured this morning as he noticed our Pekin ducks were having their morning bath and there was a lot of splashing going on!! He only stayed long enough for me to snap a couple of quick photos and then he was off!! He will return, as he does most days. Great Blue Herons can hunt day and night. They have a high percentage of
rod-type photoreceptors in their eyes that improve their night vision.
The Great Blue Heron has a wingspan of almost 7 feet and stands almost 4 feet tall!!