Arrival, Great Blue Heron

Arrival, Great Blue Heron

Of all the large wading birds nothing beats the Great Blue Heron during flight.

Arrival, Great Blue Heron
Arrival, Great Blue Heron

Their large wings have multiple layers of feathers, even a cape across their back.

Arrival, Great Blue Heron
Arrival, Great Blue Heron

In these photographs you can clearly see all the different feathers, and how they are used during this landing.

Arrival, Great Blue Heron
Arrival, Great Blue Heron

Unlike the large Wood Storks, a Great Blue almost always makes the perfect touch down.

Arrival, Great Blue Heron
Arrival, Great Blue Heron

This Heron did a silent glide right to the swamp and lightly dropped down.

Arrival, Great Blue Heron
Arrival, Great Blue Heron

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