Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Blue Herons

On Douglas Lake
We saw several blue herons while on the lake last Friday. I used to fish that lake during the 1950s and 1960s, and I can’t recall ever seeing a blue heron back in those days. I don’t know when they came, or why they came, but they have taken hold in East Tennessee.

Here’s a couple of pictures of one we passed on the lake. She let us get pretty close in the boat and she never did fly away like they usually do. We wondered if she had a nest nearby and was staying to protect it?

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I hope all of you have a wonderful week. Don’t forget to get outdoors and enjoy the beauty, smells, sounds, and feel of spring. It’s good to be alive and be able to enjoy nature.

 
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Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
In the end, “well done” will mean much more than “well said”. Sometimes we don’t let our actions come close to our words. It’s easy to state your aim and goals, but much harder to do something to achieve them.

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madcobug said...

I think they almost became extinct back then. People thought it was something to kill a bird with that large a wing span. When we fished a lot we used to see several nest way high in some trees. They really kept up a lot of squawking. Looked odd seeing those big thing land in their nests. Helen