This Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) had a bum left foot. It was holding the toes curled and not putting any pressure on it. In flight, which seemed fine, it looked as if a toe was sticking weirdly upright. Green Heron (Butorides virescens), also at Crescent Water. I think it’s standing on something under there, because judging from some of the creatures that have emerged from there, it’s deeper than that usually.This was all the same day, and since this Great Blue at the Valley Water was standing well on its left left, it was another bird entirely.When I passed Valley again later, it was gone, but then this one was at my next stop, Sylvan Water, so it may have been the same bird.
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