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365: day 4

This handsome chap* stood guard at the back of the flats this morning:



*Of course, it could equally be a lady heron, I'm not sure

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curiouswombat
Feb. 16th, 2012 11:00 pm (UTC)
I do love herons - but we so rarely see them - I have heron envy!
gamiila
Feb. 17th, 2012 12:31 pm (UTC)
A friend of mine arranged for us to visit a heronry when I came to stay with her in Birmingham a couple of years ago. We spent half an afternoon in this concealed hut looking out over an artificial lake through heavy-duty binoculars, never spotting one heron. She was very disappointed...I didn't dare tell her that if I wanted to see one, all I'd usually have to do was look out my window for a minute or two. They're quite common where I am.

I didn't think that afternoon had been a waste, though. A deer and her fawn wandered quite close to our hiding place, and those are animals I don't see every day!
scatterheart
Feb. 17th, 2012 06:22 am (UTC)
Heron! That's awesome, they're so beautiful.
gamiila
Feb. 17th, 2012 12:35 pm (UTC)
I like how still they usually are...they can sit there, not moving, for hours on end.
melegyrn
Feb. 20th, 2012 05:24 am (UTC)
I have heron envy too--and I see them fairly often here down at the lake.

This one in particular is quite dashing, with a bit more color than the ones we see here.

(I hope you will continue with the project as best you can. It's fun to see what catches someone else's eye. And see--I never would have known that herons are such a common sight where you live!)

BTW--I've not yet figured out if there's an easy way to see the difference between the lady and gentleman herons :-)
gamiila
Feb. 24th, 2012 07:33 pm (UTC)
I hope you will continue with the project as best you can. It's fun to see what catches someone else's eye

I'm sorry I haven't been keeping up. I got distracted reading Harry Potter all through the past week. I'll start again, shall I?
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