Powerful Wings

When a Great Blue Heron’s instinct to fly off is obeyed, his wings literally appear to grow out from his body as they come unfurled before straightening completely to gain more lift.

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The amazing, powerful-looking connection of bone structure to body and wing is apparent, here (ABOVE). Also visible are the stout, brownish-yellowish upper legs and the long, black skinny lower legs to which are attached stick-like feet that allow this bird to walk steadily in the water as he searches for fish.

*****Credit:
Out-of-camera photos from the personal and copyrighted collection of Barbara Anne Helberg

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