Florida Keys Treasure—the White Great Blue Heron
Do you ever watch a bird soar and wish you could fly? I do. If you are going to indulge in such delightful fantasies, the bird to choose is the white form of the Great Blue Heron. These largest of the American herons live in the Florida Keys. Pure white with a larger body and longer yellow bill than their blue cousin, the white form (or morph) is a magnificent bird.
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Bird of sea shallows clothed in white
Born unique among heron kind
Great in form yet majestic in flight
Push off from mangrove tree
With mighty wings spread wide
Capture the wind and soar free
Climb through skies of powder blue
Reaching misty puffs on high
Bidding bay and shore adieu
Arise glorious in your gift
As in awe I watch your flight
And feel my spirits lift.