Ron Wilson spotted this Great Blue Heron dipping its feet into the river near the Sunningdale “Y” last week. Photo: Ron Wilson

Ron Wilson spotted this Great Blue Heron dipping its feet into the river near the Sunningdale “Y” last week. Photo: Ron Wilson

Great Blue Heron graces Trail waters

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Ron Wilson spotted this Great Blue Heron dipping its feet into the river near the Sunningdale “Y” last week.

Largest of the North American herons with long legs, a sinuous neck, and thick, dagger-like bill, the bird’s head, chest, and wing plumes give it a shaggy appearance.

In flight, the Great Blue Heron curls its neck into a tight “S” shape; its wings are broad and rounded and its legs trail well beyond the tail.

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