From one of our web community members, Jim Dubois, comes this highly enjoyable picture series of a great blue heron deciding it's time to go. From Jim:
Every wild animal (including people) has a comfort zone of personal space, and when you get too close, they either attack or, most often, flee. I'd been about five minutes working my way down the beach a little at a time, when I finally crossed the line with this guy. He was off, and let me know in no uncertain terms that he was less than pleased.