I think I’m going to redraw this guy so he looks like he’s standing guard. For one thing, they are really tall — 6 feet tall or more. Of course, their primary interest in life are fish. These great big birds are not going to show up at ones feeder, but if you have a koi pond, they might show up there. Koi probably look like a nice snack to a Great Blue.
These may be called Great Blue Herons, but they aren’t blue. They are grey which in the world of animals is often termed blue. I’m not sure why, but I had a grey and white English Setter and he was called “blue,” so why not a heron? I’m going to redraw him because I want to add a few things to the picture. I think he is going to guard my city of birds. He sure does stand straight and tall.
If you ever wondered why they think bird descended from dinosaurs, watching these birds take to the air makes the similarity obvious.