Monday, September 15, 2014

Taking Flight

Although I don't claim to be an expert birdwatcher, I am easily intrigued by most feathered friends, including this Great Blue Heron as it stalks its prey along the shore of the Mississippi River.  The photo below gives a glimpse of this stately creature as it takes flight.  In the air these large wading birds are easily recognizable by the way in which they curl their necks into a tight "S" shape, their broad and rounded wings and trailing legs.

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