I’m sure most photographers go to Big Beef Creek to photograph the Bald Eagles, but I would still go if there weren’t any Bald Eagles just to photograph the Great Blue Heron. Despite having hard drives full of heron shots, I’ve never gotten as good of shots of them as I consistently get at Big Beef Creek.
It’s one of the few places where you can look directly down on them as they fly to different fishing areas.
You can get spectacular shots of them as they land.
You can get remarkable closeups
because they are solely concentrating on the fish near the shore.
It’s also one of the few places where I’ve ever managed to photograph them displaying,
making it clear that this is their fishing hole and other herons had better keep away.