The Great Blue Heron has mostly grey-blue plumage with long legs and a long sinuous neck. It has a thick orange bill and white cheeks and a black stripe over its eye. Adults have distinctive head, chest and wing plumes.
The two top photos were taken in April 2012 at the George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary in Delta, B.C. The third photo was taken in January 2011 in Ladner, B.C. and the bottom photo was taken in October 2013 in Abbotsford, B.C.