My son and I were driving on Meadowbridge Road this morning (Tuesday ) by the huge grassy parking lots of the Richmond International Raceway which are beside the Chickahominy Swamp. We saw an very large bird flying over the fields, larger than a Great Blue Heron, flying with its long neck extended. The light was such that it looked uniformly gray. I am very familiar with Great Blue Herons, and this was not a heron. It was much larger, and we watched it fly parallel to us for some distance, and it flew the entire time with its neck extended. The bill was long and straight, and its long legs trailed behind. The only thing I can think of is a Sandhill Crane. Am I missing something obvious? What else could it have been? Could a Sandhill Crane be passing through here? Thoughts? Margaret O'Bryan ________________________________________________________________________ AOL now offers free email to everyone. Find out more about what's free from AOL at AOL.com.