Caught a glimpse of the Great Blue Heron today. I assume there are several since sightings are rather frequent in the heavily wooded haunts of the Lockatong Creek valley. Stopped on the bridge just as the heron sighted me and took off ...
... rising from the creek bed, with wings on the down stroke.
The heron alighted quickly on a dead tree to wait for my departure. (The creek is full of trout, released by the state each spring.)
It looks small, too small, considering its six-foot wing span.