I watched another few episodes of “Sketchbook” on Disney+ last night. One of the subjects said “We all have at least a couple of thousand bad drawings. You might as well get rid of them as soon as possible and move on. If you think you might be able to draw, just do it. Draw. Draw a lot.”
So, that’s just what I did, right then and there.
The heron was just taking off and his wings were not fully extended. When they are cruising, their long legs look like a pointy tail. I think they use them as a rudder in flight.