By Gary Bogue
Friday, December 3rd, 2010 at 7:27 am in Great blue herons.
A great blue heron flies off with a fish for breakfast at Lafayette Reservoir, in Lafayette, California. Photo by Jim Kardos, Walnut Creek, CA.
The great blue heron, our largest heron at 50-plus inches tall, will stand quietly in shallow water until a fish swims by and then grab it with its long bill. They are truly beautiful birds, as you can see! /Gary