The tall, long-legged great blue heron is the most common and largest of North American herons.
Great blue herons are waders, in Wimberley they can typically be seen along our rivers and in the sky on their way to local ranch lakes.They are expert fishers.
Great blue herons' size (3.2 to 4.5 feet/1 to 1.4 meters) and wide wingspan (5.5 to 6.6 feet/1.7 to 2 meters) make them a joy to see in flight. They can cruise at some 20 to 30 miles (32 to 48 kilometers) an hour.
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