I tip my hat to you, great blue heron
Off the top of my head, I don't think herons like this one migrate away from the Bay Area as they can find food here throughout the year. And actually, the last time I saw one was on an early morning run this past January in Palo Alto; that heron had been only a few feet away from me, and just watched as I ran by. He was clearly in no hurry to get moving, and the vainglorious one here wasn't either. Besides, if you were a Great Blue Heron, would you ever leave this marsh?
What a beautiful place to be a bird!