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.


Larry said...

You're still posting!-I thought that you quit-Great Blue Heron Music festival-that's a new one! said...

Great Blue Herons are so fun to watch. Glad you are still seeing some birds around. I like Wikipedia, but professors don't let any of their students use it! It's a great place to find base information.

Birdinggirl said...

Hi Larry,

I'm still around! It's been a busy summer but I'm trying to get better about posting. I promise for the next post I'll get out in the field with my camera so I'll have something interesting to show.

Yes- the Great Blue Heron Festival was a surprise to me too. I'm sure it's a great time though. And I remembered where I saw the second bird- it was in East Sandwich as I went by the marsh.

Birdinggirl said...

Birdfreak- I'm glad you enjoy watching them too. They're truly stunning. Sorry to hear that about Wikipedia, but at least you can use it for personal reference. I love learning about anything and everything on there. It's easy to get lost in there. I checked out your site- I like the conservation tips. I hope you don't mind if I link to it on my blog.