I was really surprised to find a blue heron on a trip to business trip to Santa Barbara.  These are a regular sighting in Florida.  I guess, have wings will travel.

Herons are always a welcome sighting.  They are such a majestic looking bird.  This one really struck me because of the environment.  In Florida they are typically in or near water.  While this was set on the bluffs of the Pacific Ocean, from my vantage point he was stalking in a prairie with towering mountains in the background.

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Carpinteria Bluffs Nature Preserve – Carpinteria, California. 

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Carpinteria Bluffs Nature Preserve – Carpinteria, California. 

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