The Great Blue Heron Stands 36 to 54 inches (head to tail) and has a wing span of 66 to 79 inches. They are a somewhat opportunistic feeder. This one surprised me at the fact that it went after a mole and actually ate it. I did some research after taking these photos and found out that this is not unusual for these birds. Thank you for the comments Asher.Good shots, David!
Just imagine this scaled up to just 4 times the size and it could eat a dog or lamb!
We are only seeing the small versions of these elegant beasts!