The familiar Great Blue Heron is the largest heron in North America. It is a large bird, with a slate-gray body, chestnut and black accents, and very long legs and neck. In flight, it looks enormous, with a six-foot wingspan. Adults sport a shaggy ruff at the base of their necks. A black eyebrow extends back to black plumes emerging from the head. Juveniles have a dark crown with no plumes or ruff, and a mottled neck. In flight, a Great Blue Heron typically holds its head in toward its body with its neck bent.

First Sighting of Year

Saturday, April 4, 2015 10 Snow Canning Rd Scarborough ME United States
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 1€“11 Lincoln St Wiscasset ME United States
Friday, March 10, 2017 107€“353 Harbor Rd Wells ME United States
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 1710 W Mission Bay Dr San Diego CA United States
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