Great Blue Heron at Post Point in Bellingham Washington in the Pacific Northwest. The familiar Great Blue Heron is the largest heron in North America. It is a large bird, with a slate-gray body, chestnut and black accents, and very long legs and neck. In flight, it looks enormous, with a six-foot wingspan. Adults sport a shaggy ruff at the base of their necks. A black eyebrow extends back to black plumes emerging from the head. Juveniles have a dark crown with no plumes or ruff, and a mottled neck. In flight, a Great Blue Heron typically holds its head in toward its body with its neck bent.
- Timothy Edward Chandonnet
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Ardea herodias, Great Blue Heron, Post Point, Bellingham, Washington, Pacific Northwest, largest heron in North America, large bird, slate-gray body, chestnut and black accents, very long legs, long neck, enormous, six-foot wingspan, black eyebrow, black plumes, dark crown, mottled neck, bird, shore, Bellingham Bay
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