Harbor Master

Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)

From Fidalgo Island Crossings, I spotted this Heron standing watch at the Cap Sante Boat Haven the other day.  This is downtown Anacortes, Washington and he's obviously a city bird.  I am only about 20 feet/6 m from him.  The birds at home on South Fidalgo would never let me get this close.  Another shot reveals the context of the photo: