Great Blue Heron in Flight

Great Blue Heron Taking Off

After the flying shrimp incident the Great Blue Heron decided it was time to move on. Usually the herons will bend their knees just before lifting off giving the photographer a hint of imminent action and this turned out to be the case.

Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron

One strong beat of his wings and he was on his way.

Great Blue Heron in Flight
Great Blue Heron in Flight

He disappeared down the canal with a big squawk, staying close to the water.

Great Blue Heron in Flight
Great Blue Heron in Flight

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