|A Great Blue Heron hunting in a marshy area, Rock Cut State Park, Illinois; 4/29/2011|
Speaking of seeing Great Blue Herons in Phoenix, AZ, I was able to capture a series of pics of a Great Blue attempting to land in a tree but the branches were too thin to hold it so it more or less crashed into the tree, then took off in an awkward flight. Three of the photos are below:
|A Great Blue Heron approaching for landing in a less than sturdy tree ...|
|... attempting to land, but the branches are too thin to hold it up ...|
|... then it decides to take off and look for another perch|
- you can see the broken branch in the tree [middle bottom of pic], Phoenix, AZ; 12/26/2009.