On a visit to the wetlands we saw a Great Blue Heron, which coincidentally landed just as we got there. I’ve never been so close to a heron before, it was really magnificent. Here is the video, which is followed by some still shots.
The above picture is the only shot of it that I got with my better quality camera before the battery died.
It was such a slow moving bird, when it moved it was so subtle that you wouldn’t have noticed it from afar.
The Redwing Blackbird had good reason to be defensive, especially if it has a nest because the Great Blue Heron is a predatory bird and eats eggs and hatchlings.
Heres some action shots: