Tuesday, May 27, 2014

It Visits Twice a Day

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Usually the heron (a Great Blue Heron) will go to our little pond, but after a very heavy rain, it will visit our ditches in the front and back yards. Normally, I can't get many or any pictures, but this time, a bag blowing on my deck disguised my movement for a good while. These were taken Easter morning.

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You can see one walking here.

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These are the sounds they make.

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You can watch them close up while they court and nest here.

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Herons are mentioned in the Bible:

Leviticus 11:19 "...the stork, any kind of heron, the hoopoe and the bat."