The "In" Spot
A young blue heron just landed on the old pilings in front of me (but down on the lake), next to the kingfisher's piling. He's preening himself and looking out at the lake (facing into the wind). Oops, he took off - oh just hopped to another piling. About five or eight years ago there was a blue heron that liked to live on next-door's dock, however it left perhaps when that big slide was installed on its spot. This one is hunting, now - peering into the water, crouching, turning this way and that. He just flew to another piling. Now he has flown to the dock next to the slide.
Don't get too many herons here because of the eagles.
posted by - 11:35 AM
Here we have yellow-crowned night herons that wander through the neighborhood at night, looking for what we call mudbugs (crawdaddies, crawfish), which make underground nests of mud with mud chimneys above, at the edges of grassy areas. Our blue herons are down nearer the bayou with the great egrets.