Great Falls Blue Heron
I went to Great Falls a lot in 2006 and 2007, and it has been fun to go lots more with regularity again (2010). Some times I question going so often, but then I get days where the light is different or special or an animal is different or special. The best days have that for both.
Above not cropped, shot from the MD side looking down off the main overlook at a steep angle. The heron rookery up river must be quite active because the herons were as active as I've seen them all year. As I left the river/overlook for the night I saw many many herons flying up river, returning to the rookery. It was cool. (BTW, the eagle's nest up that way too has 2 chicks!)