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We have a number of great blue herons locally, as well as egrets, osprey and a few young bald eagles. This one is sitting on a dock railing, watching for fish; and is still sitting there as I type this. These are amazingly patient fishing birds, who will sit or stand in one position for long stretches of time, waiting for their meal to swim nearby.
Tidal river; this photo was taken as the tide is coming in. While we have mostly fresh water, when the tide comes in, there is some mixing of salt water from the Atlantic.