The Great Blue Heron pictured above was photographed at the Cowichan Estuary in a ditch beside the road, not the prettiest background. It was one of the more shy herons I have seen and allowed 2 photos before it flew away. It wasn’t until I uploaded the photos to my computer that I noticed that there was an injury at top of wing, cropped photo below. Not good quality but you can see the injury.
I wonder how it happened?