Original Oil Painting of a majestic Great Blue Heron. Great Blue Herons are the largest heron in North America. Often seen standing silently along inland rivers, lakeshores, and coastal waters. Spotted this one across the cove standing on a neighbor’s tree that over hangs the water. It looked like a young one coming into its first mating season. I had not seen it on my cove before. We have a beautiful male that inhabits our cove and he usually chases other Great Blue Herons off. But he did not chase this one off.