Blue Heron on the Wing

Blue Heron in Flight

A great blue heron glides gracefully across the Yellowstone River in the golden morning light. Herons are large crane-like birds that can often be found wading near these river banks in morning hours using their long bills to snatch fish out of the water. These birds are among the largest of heron species in North America, reaching a height exceeding 48 inches with a wingspan over six feet across.

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