2 individuals, one in adult plumage with plumes and black feathers on head, one younger, missing plumes and no black feathers on head.
Flying west at dusk.
Bosque del Apache NWR, Socorro Co., New Mexico, USA.
The Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) is a large wading bird in the heron family Ardeidae, common near the shores of open water and in wetlands over most of North America and Central America as well as the Caribbean and the Galápagos Islands. It is a rare vagrant to Europe, with records from Spain, the Azores, England and the Netherlands. An all-white population found only in the Caribbean and southern Florida was once treated as a...