Last weekend, we saw mostly short flights from one part of the island to another. Clearly the youngsters are learning to fly on their own. Check out this little guy dancing on air! I call this picture "I hope you dance."
Another exuberant display! Also note the heron families on the branches to the right.
This is a more familiar sight; a parent heading out to find food for a hungry brood.
An Impressionistic depiction of a Great Blue Heron! Click on "all sizes" at flickr to see the details. I think Monet would approve!