Impressive wingspan on Great Blue Heron

Photo by Chris Bosak A Great Blue Heron comes in for a landing at a pond in New England, March 2016.

Photo by Chris Bosak
A Great Blue Heron comes in for a landing at a pond in New England, March 2016.

Not the best photo, but gives you a good idea of just how big Great Blue Herons are — especially with wings outstretched.

They are tall and skinny when standing but have a wingspan of about 6 feet. That is about the same as a Bald Eagle (although some female Bald Eagles get even bigger.)

Great Blue Herons rank high on my “favorite bird” list. I have tons of photos to prove it. Below are a few more I’ve taken over the years.

Photo by Chris Bosak A Great Blue Heron stands on a piling along the Norwalk River on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014.

Photo by Chris Bosak
A Great Blue Heron stands on a piling along the Norwalk River on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014.

Photo by Chris Bosak A Great Blue Heron walks along a dock near the Norwalk River on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014.

Photo by Chris Bosak
A Great Blue Heron walks along a dock near the Norwalk River on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014.

Photo by Chris Bosak A Great Blue Heron flies across the scene at a pond in northern New Hampshire, Oct. 2014.

Photo by Chris Bosak
A Great Blue Heron flies across the scene at a pond in northern New Hampshire, Oct. 2014.

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2 thoughts on “Impressive wingspan on Great Blue Heron

  1. I love Great Blue Herons too. The one standing on the piling looks as though he is thinking: “Hmm, I’ll take that under consideration.”. Susan

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