I most often find Great Blue Herons resting in very tall trees.
From allaboutbirds.org: Whether poised at a river bend or cruising the coastline with slow, deep wingbeats, the Great Blue Heron is a majestic sight. This stately heron with its subtle blue-gray plumage often stands motionless as it scans for prey or wades belly deep with long, deliberate steps. They may move slowly, but Great Blue Herons can strike like lightning to grab a fish or snap up a gopher. In flight, look for this widespread heron’s tucked-in neck and long legs trailing out behind.
All Egrets (Snowy and otherwise) are from the Heron family. The Great Egret is tall with a long yellow bill and black legs and feet – which distinguish it from the Snowy Egret which I have in an early post.
The Egret is a member of the Heron family. It can be hard to tell an Egret apart from a White Heron. There is also the Great Egret – which is much larger than this fella. Egrets and Herons are common where I live – over looking the ‘Back Bay’.
The water in the Back Bay can be quite murky and grey as you see here. The picture below this Egret, which I took at a slightly higher elevation, shows the Bay area, including the city of Morro Bay, Los Osos and Morro Bay Rock. My house overlooks the ‘Back Bay’ which is to the right of the large sand spit that divides the Back Bay and the Pacific Ocean.
The Back Bay will usually empty out once a day leaving nothing but sticky, black mud at the bottom. I watch out my living room window and sometimes get a laugh out of kayakers who get stuck in the mud because they didn’t pick up a ‘tide chart’. Oops. I know, I shouldn’t laugh. : P