Great Heron by lsquared

Great Heron

This bird was huge! Dramatically big. My phone ap identified it as a Goliath Heron. But sine that's limited to Africa, and this was in the middle of USA, I don't think that's right. Looks more like a Great Blue Heron, but if so, it's at the high end of what the internet says (Length: 38.2-53.9 in)...

Seen in a pond along the Mississippi River, not far from the upstream side of the Chain Of Rocks Canal. About here: 38.795004, -90.117780
He is a real beauty, great shot of this lovely bird and reflections.
November 8th, 2019  
Wonderful capture!! fav
November 9th, 2019  
@pattyblue @photographycrazy Thanks both. The photo doesn't do it justice, it was a pretty impressive bird
November 9th, 2019  
he's a beauty. they are amazing when they fly!
November 9th, 2019  
@jackies365 Thanks Jackie. I tried to get a couple of shots when he (she?) took off, but none were particularly good... :-(
November 9th, 2019  
Such crisp detail, he is just so majestic. Fav!
November 10th, 2019  
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