i think. im not a big bird watcher or anything, but i do get extremely interested in local birds. we have a pretty good idea of our local bird ecosystem up on the mountain (red tailed hawks, great horned owls, 800 kinds of woodpecker that wake you up at 7am) but recently i have become very interested in researching the various giant sea and marsh birds we come across on our bay trail bike riding. anyway, all of my interweb research has led me to believe this is a great blue heron. now that i know where he lives, i am gonna head back out with a decent lens sometime and shoot him flying around.