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  • Great-blue Heron

    Great-blue Heron morning flight against an early morning orange sky. Merced National Wildlife Refuge

  • Great-blue Heron

    Largest of the North American herons with long legs, a sinuous neck, and thick, daggerlike bill. Head, chest, and wing plumes give a shaggy appearance. Vasona Park, California

  • Great-blue Heron

    Vasona Park, California

  • Great-blue Heron

    The Herons nest every year in the eucalyptus trees of Vasona Park, California

  • Great-blue Heron

    Vasona Park, California

  • Great-blue Heron

    Vasona Park, California

  • Great-blue Heron

    Vasona Park, California

  • Great-blue Heron

    Vasona Park, California

  • Great-blue Heron

    In flight, the Great Blue Heron curls its neck into a tight “S” shape; its wings are broad and rounded and its legs trail well beyond the tail. Vasona Park, California

  • Great-blue Heron

    Merced NWR, California

  • Great-blue Heron

    Great Blue Herons appear blue-gray from a distance, with a wide black stripe over the eye. In flight, the upper side of the wing is two-toned: pale on the forewing and darker on the flight feathers. Don Edwards NWR, California

  • Great-blue Heron

    Everglades National Park, Florida

  • Great-blue Heron

    Hunting Great Blue Herons wade slowly or stand statue-like, stalking fish and other prey in shallow water or open fields. Everglades National Park, Florida

  • Great-blue Heron

    Ed Levin Park, California

  • Great-blue Heron

    Vasona Park, California

  • Great-blue Heron

    Vasona Park, California

  • Great-blue Heron

    Vasona Park, California

  • Great-blue Heron

    Ed Levin Park, California

  • Great-blue Heron

    Ed Levin Park, California

  • White-faced Heron

    Kaikoura, New Zealand

  • White-faced Heron

    Kaikoura, New Zealand

  • Tricolored Heron

    A medium-sized, slender heron of the southeastern United States, the Tricolored Heron was formerly known as the Louisiana Heron. Ding Darling NWR, Florida

  • Tricolored Heron

    Everglades National Park, Florida

  • Little-blue Heron

    Everglades National Park, Florida

  • Little-blue Heron

    Everglades National Park, Florida

  • Green Heron

    Los Gatos Creek, California

  • Green Heron

    Vasona Park, Los Gatos, California

  • Green Heron

    Vasona Park, Los Gatos, California

  • Green Heron

    Vasona Park, Los Gatos, California

  • Black-crowned Night Heron

    Exchanging twigs at the nest

  • Black-crowned Night Heron

    Baylands, California

  • Black-crowned Night Heron

    Baylands, California

  • Black-crowned Night Heron

    Baylands, California

  • Black-crowned Night Heron

    Don Edwards NWR, California

  • Black-crowned Night Heron

    Baylands, California

  • Black-crowned Night Heron

    Vasona Park, California

  • Black-crowned Night Heron - Juvenile

    Vasona Park, California

  • Black-crowned Night Heron - Juvenile

    Vasona Park, California

  • Black-crowned Night Heron - Juvenile

    Baylands, California

  • Black-crowned Night Heron

    Shoreline, California