This Blue Heron was hard to spot as it blended so well with the branches of this dead tree it was perched in. I captured this shot while walking along the dyke adjacent to the Vedder River in Chilliwack, BC Canada. There is a large population of herons in this area and there is even a blue heron reserve and information centre located nearby. This is the time of year when the nests in the giant cottonwood trees are full of young herons. Many of the adults can be seen standing like sentries around the edges of the nesting area. When I first spotted this one it was quite remarkable how well it blended into the branches the dead tree that it was perched on. This is less noticeable in the photo as I zoomed in to capture the shot. Hope you enjoy it!