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It is the largest North American heron and, among all extant herons, it is surpassed only by the Goliath Heron and the White-bellied Heron. It has head-to-tail length of 91–137 cm (36–54 in), a wingspan of 167–201 cm (66–79 in), a height of 115–138 cm (45–54 in), and a weight of 2.1–3.6 kg (4.6–7.9 lb)
Look for Great Blue Herons in saltwater and freshwater habitats, from open coasts, marshes, riverbanks, and lakes to backyard goldfish ponds.
Eagle Point WMA 36.60706, -78.39073 36.59866, -78.39275
Spotted on Sep 7, 2012
Submitted on Sep 9, 2012