Great Blue at Sunset

In the fading light of sunset, this Great Blue Heron on the mudflats at the south end of the North Basin was conserving energy.  This is not a slow-motion video.  The bird mostly stood still and waited for dinner to swim to it.  I’ve edited those long still-life sequences out of the video.  On a few occasions, the bird stalked.  Once or twice, it pounced, but with little to show for it.  The Great Blue Heron can be a dynamo of explosive energy when hungry or challenged, but this evening, serenity was the word.

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