This Great Blue Heron came by this morning to wish us a Happy Thanksgiving. In reality, the heron and the campers of the Blue Heron Trailer park have something in common on this fine Thanksgiving weekend. This being the last weekend before the campground closes for the season. The Blue Heron (the bird) will also be leaving this area soon. They range in Ontario in the warmer months for their breeding grounds and return south for the winter months.
Whether poised at a river bend or cruising the coastline with slow, deep wingbeats, the Great Blue Heron is a majestic sight. This stately heron with its subtle blue-gray plumage often stands motionless as it scans for prey or wades belly deep with long, deliberate steps. They may move slowly, but Great Blue Herons can strike like lightning to grab a fish or snap up a gopher. In flight, look for this widespread heron’s tucked-in neck and long legs trailing out behind. Read more from All About Birds.