GREAT BLUE HERON
Scientific name: Ardea herodias
Location: Sebastian Inlet State Park
Photo: © 2003 Jeffrey Berger
Great Blue is the largest heron in North America. Also called “blue crane” by locals, the Great Blue Heron stands four feet tall and has a seven-foot wingspan. When stalking prey, this long-legged wader will stand motionless for long periods of time and strike suddenly with lighting quick reflexes when prey comes within range.