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.