I was vacationing in the quiet country side of Kempton, Pennsylvania last week and spent some of that time enjoying the local wildlife. While we have Great Blue Herons "back home" I never really get to see them for a great length of time or all the close either.
At the farmhouse in Kempton though, there was a daily sighting of a Great Blue Heron who would frequent the two ponds on the property. The 'heron is an enormous bird and looks very prehistoric when flying!
Don't forget you can see the rest of the bird collection at http://blogforthebirds.tumblr.com/ and even join in on the fun of drawing them!