On my way to the Wethersfield windmills this past weekend I watched a bird with a huge wingspan take off from trees just to my right and disappear past the tree line. I estimate its wingspan was 6 feet. It looked a lot like a heron only with a shorter beak. It was bigger and thinner than the hawks we have around here, and had that S-curved neck that herons have when they fly. But I don’t think it was a heron. It wasn’t an eagle or an owl or a crane, either.
Whatever it was, It was beautiful and I am in awe of these magnificent creatures.