Blue heron

A great blue heron stands on top of a tree near a swamp south of Avola

A great blue heron stands on top of a tree.

A great blue heron stands on top of a tree.

A great blue heron stands on top of a tree near a swamp south of Avola in mid-May. The species is the largest of the North American herons, with a wingspan of 167–201 cm (66–79 in).

Photo by Kevin Deckert