The name of Great Blue Heron always puzzled me because these large birds are more gray than blue. To be fair in some light the plumage of these large birds can appear to look bluer on photographs than it is.
I photographed this Heron in July on a foggy day and the color of its plumage appeared on my photos deep royal blue but in a different light the same Heron would be gray.
This is how a Heron usually looks on a sunny day.
If I had the chance to rename this amazing bird I would probably give it a name " Great Gray Heron".
Generally, life is good.