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Little Heron.The herons are long-legged freshwater & coastal birds with 64 recognized species. Although herons resemble birds in some other families, such as the storks, ibises, spoonbills and cranes, they differ from these in flying with their necks retracted, not outstretched. They are also one of the bird groups that have powder down. Some members of this group nest colonially in trees, while others, notably the bitterns, use reedbeds.
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crane, majestic, but bad news if you have a pond in your backyard and they find out. We came home from vacation one summer to one standing in our pond. Ate all of my Koi which had been in there x 4 years or so. They will continue to raid your pond as long as they get fed so be prepared to cover it up with good sturdy wire that you can still see thru and feed the existing fish.
Those of us who live and work on the Rappahannock River and elsewhere in teh Chesapeake Bay Watershed are not stranger to the sentinel-like blue herons. Great Blue Heron photo by Thomas Alexander. www.christchurchs...