The Great Blue Heron’s flight is a display of elegance and grace. With effortless precision, it navigates the air, showcasing its mastery of flight. Its slender neck extends forward, and its sharp eyes scan the horizon with focus. The bird’s movements are fluid, a harmonious blend of power and grace. Its silhouette against the blue sky evokes wonder and admiration, reminding us of the beauty of nature’s flight. The Great Blue Heron symbolizes grace and grandeur.

Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron Flight

During flight, Great Blue Herons can reach speeds of up to 35 miles per hour. Their neck tightly pulled in for less wind resistance helps them achieve that speed.

Great Blue Heron Sunset

Great Blue Herons have excellent night vision because of their eyes’ high percentage of rod-type photoreceptors, which allow them to hunt during both day and night.

Beautiful Great Blue Heron

Most Great Blue Herons range from 5.5 to 6.5 feet in wingspan. However, the largest individuals can have a wingspan of over 79 inches or 2 meters.

Kelly’s Point, Guemes Island

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