This was not our unexpected visitor, but it bears a close resemblance. Harry and I were surprised to look out our window last week to see a Great Blue Heron. We’ve recently added a water feature to our backyard, and apparently the heron was checking on the possibility of fish. Finding none, it soon took flight. It was exciting to see, and we have a new entry for our backyard bird list.
This image was taken at Warriors Path State Park in Kingsport, Tennessee . Will I get one in our backyard? Time will tell. Some fish may help my chances.