She's coming along nicely. It looks like I've gotten a lot done, but I have miles yet to go on this. I'm excited, though! Been years since I worked a great blue.
They are one of the birds I grew up with. They'd hang out on our neighbor's dock (ours was only 2 sections long) but they were very shy and if they caught a glimpse of you off they'd go. Their shyness gave them an air of mystery. I always loved their grace, and I admired any creature that would tolerate contact with human-kind, however fleeting.