Photo by BarrytheBirder
This Great Blue Heron seems to be riding a little low in the water, doesn't it? Is it standing in deep water or sitting in shallow water? Is it just cooling off or perhaps trying to mantle for fish?!? It became uncomfortable with me nearby and answered one question by standing up in what was shallow water and flew off. In this picture, with its low profile and long beak, it looks to me to be a 'Blue Loon'. Please comment if you wish.