Migratory Birds of the Great Lakes University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute
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Great Blue Heron Description

The Great Blue Heron is a large, slim wading bird with a long, curving neck and long legs. Most often confused mistaken as a Sandhill Crane, in flight the Great Blue Heron folds its neck back over its shoulders in an S-shape, while cranes hold their necks outstretched in flight. While hunting, the Great Blue Heron stands nearly motionless, and despite its size can be easily overlooked.

ML Reeb writer: Laurence Wiland design: T. Yao