Great Blue Heron, An In Flight Series

Great Blue Heron, An In Flight Series

The only bird I try to catch from behind.

Great Blue Heron, An In Flight Series
Great Blue Heron, An In Flight Series – click to enlarge

Great Blue Herons have an extra  layer of feathers (Caplet) along their wings and shoulders. When they land with outstretched wings the feather layers make a great image.

Great Blue Heron, An In Flight Series
Great Blue Heron, An In Flight Series – click to enlarge

My position was perfect for this landing. He was kind enough to croak and squawk all the way, as only a big Heron can do.

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