I can't even believe my son spotted this bird. We were far away from this blue heron (is that what it is? Or a crane?) and as we were crossing a long foot bridge, he said bird! We looked (and I squinted) and there he was. The photo above is for "Partially Seen in January". Now the video below, my son seems a bit confused as to the sounds it makes. Or maybe my daughters were trying to distract him while I took some photos. (We'll go with the second explanation). Below is a 10 second video. (and all that energy you hear from my son is at the END of our walk... oh, if adults only had the energy of children!)
If he didn't have the red sweater on, he would be hidden just like the blue heron! The photo below is very grainy - no tripod (once again) and far, far away.