Kathy Bishop was observing this Great Blue Heron. Lucky for us that she had her camera along. She got this photo of the Heron with a tasty cabezon.
Great Blue Herons are very graceful in flight, with slow wing beats. When hunting for fish, they stand still and then quickly strike at their prey. They are year round residents of the Mendonoma Coast.
To hear their calls, here is a link to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology: http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/great_blue_heron/sounds
Thanks to Kathy for allowing me to share her photo with you here. To see much more of her photography, here is a link to her website: http://kathleen-bishop.artistwebsites.com/