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.
Staunton River,VA 36.745005, -78.687872 36.712708, -78.670181
Lat: 36.00, Long: -78.65
Spotted on May 28, 2013
Submitted on Jun 9, 2013