Pond Wednesday: Reflection

December 5, 2018 § 4 Comments

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“Make of yourself a light.” ~ Buddha

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§ 4 Responses to Pond Wednesday: Reflection

  • gracehodgson says:

    Awww an egret, what beautiful birds. They come flocking around when we cut the grass or dig anything up looking for worms or anything wiggly. How do they stay so white?

    • pierrmorgan says:

      Hi Grace! Actually, this is a Great Blue Heron. Much taller and darker feathered than your white egrets on the island. Six foot wingspan! The only white on a Great Blue is on its head and a ruff down the front of its neck. The ‘blue’ is more of a blue-grey, good camouflage on a gray day such as this was at Bennington Lake in eastern Washington state.

  • Lucky, lucky you. I adore Herons. Last summer I was honoured by the presence of one on my dog walk. He flew at eye level just feet from the side of my head. Amazing wingspan. He was on his way along the river to catch his lunch, a trout. I know this because, unfortunately, as I approached that part of the river, I saw him catch it, stick his foot on it until it stopped wriggling about and swallow it whole. The funny thing; I just couldn’t tear my eyes away. X

    • pierrmorgan says:

      Wow – I love your Heron story. It’s wild, isn’t it – we know they eat fish and birds but how often do we actually see them dine? I would have been spellbound too, nearly brushed by that Great one. Lucky you, too! X

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