Susan was looking out of a kitchen window when what to her wondering eyes should appear but a great blue heron flying across the street. The bird took a right turn and flew up the driveway next to us, then parked in a fir tree where it remained for the rest of the day.
A neighbor with a telephoto lens observed that the bird appeared to have an injured shoulder. Happy to report that when she saw it in the same tree a few days later it looked much better. These pictures were taken from outside our dining room: