Monday, September 15, 2014 Great Blue Herons in the Pouring Rain

Seward, Alaska

Recently, several people have reported seeing one or two impressive, large, long-necked, long-legged birds with large bills flying over town or perched near the water. Normally very secretive, the GREAT BLUE HERON is actually a year-round resident. One year, the Seward Christmas Bird Count found 11 birds!

Watch for this amazing heron fishing patiently by the harbor breakwater, flying overhead with its long legs stretched behind and neck curved into an "S", roosting in spruce trees, or standing stoically on one leg in the pouring rain. It's always a surprise and a treat to see these magnificent, mysterious birds.

Happy Birding!
Carol Griswold

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