I actually took those pic's through our patio windows. They are very skittish & don't like being photographed. We have a 'blue heron reserve' in Chilliwack where people can observe the heron in it's natural habitat...they have over 200 blue heron nests. However, we have lots of them right on our farm. Since I had my camera with me, I caught this one beside the road this morning. He gave up his fishing spot when he saw me coming, so that's as close as I could get.
The great blue heron is about 2 feet tall & lives to be over 23 years! (I don't actually know these things...I looked that up!)
Well, it is corn harvesting time on the farm & I am supposed to be bringing lunch out to the field in a few hours, so let's see what I come up with.