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.