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Monday, September 08, 2008

Great Blue Heron

Ohhhh! Looky what we saw in the yard!

We were sitting in our TV room with patio doors looking out into the back yard, and down swoops a Great Blue Heron!

Click on the pic, and look where the red arrow points.

Here's a zoom pic of him/her standing very still in the pond. Thanks to him/her, we have very few frogs in the pond. We've seen him/her several times this summer.
These birds are practically as tall as me! They're huge! It must have stood there motionless for an hour before it flew off for othere feeding areas.


  1. Lucky for you guys! Our friends here with ponds can't stand these guys....they are always in their yards. And we see them regularly along the Columbia River and near our airport.

  2. LOL!
    The reason this is funny is because my blog post today just happened to be about a mysterious pile of blue feathers I found in my yard. :)

    I love your yard. Very beautiful. Clearly you don't have the horticultural black thumb of death like I do.

  3. Anonymous6:12 PM

    How lucky!
    The farm always gets egrets after we mow. :)