Saturday, July 28, 2007

Great Blue Heron

It's been over a month since my last post but it's been such a busy summer I've had trouble finding time to sit down to work on my blog. I also haven't been outside birding at all, but I have had some great sightings in my parents' yard in Monument Beach and out and about in Watertown.

Just last weekend I was driving down to the Cape and I had two Great Blue Heron sightings. One was while I was driving- it was right after I had gotten onto Rte. 24 from I-93 at that point I believe. I never noticed that the road passes by a little pond/marshy area and that's where he was taking off from as he flew over the highway. I forget how huge they are!

Then I saw another one as I was leaving to head back up to Boston. I forget exactly where it was but it was somewhere in Bourne and again, it was in flight crossing over the road.

I decided to read about them in Wikipedia since it's my new favorite thing. I didn't find anything too interesting, but I did learn that there's a Great Blue Heron Music Festival. It's already passed but it sounds like a good time, and this year it featured a Cape band, Entrain. Correction: apparently they're from Martha's Vineyard.