This year the cold has held on and much of the wetlands are still frozen and covered in ice. This heron is one of a flock who had found an area of open water. They seemed to be hunting newly emerging amphibians or maybe small fish.
Great Blue Herons nest near here but migrate during the winter as they would not be able to feed. Our neighbors koi pond is a favorite haunt of the Heron.

Great Blue Heron Flying
Earlier in the day there were a score or more herons at this spot but by the time we arrived the number had dwindled to 2 stragglers and they took flight right away.
Learn more about the Great Blue Heron.

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