C/S:   Great Blue Heron
    Ardea herodias
Av. Size:   50 in ( 127 cm); 70 in wingspan
Sounds:   harsh croaking sound
Identifying Characteristics:   large gray bird with black on shoulders; neck is more tan/reddish, with black and white mix down front of neck; pale/cream face and head w/ swath of black running from above eye; legs gray becoming more orange during breeding season
Similar to/Compare with:   white morphs can be confused with Great Egrets
Range:   North America through Mexico
Habitat:   Fresh and saltwater habitats
Other Info/Notes on Photo:   largest North American heron