A few days ago I was looking out my kitchen window and I was very surprised to see this bird standing statuesquelly on my neighbor’s chimney! I wasn’t sure what kind of bird it was so I ran to get my bird identification guide. It’s a Great Blue Heron! Turns out they are year-round inhabitants although I’ve never seen one near our yard or in our area before. We are about 45 miles from the coast.

Here are some photos I took before the bird spread its wide wings and flew away.

Great Blue Heron in Northern California

Great Blue Heron in Northern California

Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron in Northern California

Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron in Northern California

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