Great Blue Heron Day

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There were two great blue herons sitting together on this tree in the middle of the lake. I think they were already working on a nest.

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After he stretched his wings, he had an itch.

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This one had a siren (a type of eel with feet) in his beak.

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It was a big siren!

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He struggled for a few minutes with it.

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Down the hatch. It looks like it’s stuck in his throat.

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A perfect pose. Another one chilling on the trail.

This Saturday morning at Circle B Bar Reserve felt like Great Blue Heron day. They were everywhere. I felt like there were more at the park than I have ever seen before. Last spring we had a pair build a nest and raise a baby right on the trail. Here’s hoping for another nest or maybe more this year.