Great Blue Heron on a Mud Flat
This is one of my favorite photos of the Great Blue Heron. You can really see the differences between all of its feathers. Its throat feathers almost appear to create a beard on the bird. Although you may think of Heron's as fish eaters, Great Blue Heron's also eat a wide range of shrimp, crabs, aquatic insects, rodents, and other small mammals, amphibians, reptiles, and even other birds if the opportunity presents itself.