It isn’t unusual for us to spot an occasional great blue heron along the water’s edge near our home. But back during the summer, I saw something rather unusual one evening as I was outside taking pictures of this gorgeous sunset.
Hearing a strange noise, I glanced up in a tree and spotted this.
It’s difficult to describe the sound made by a heron. “Screeching” would probably be a good word.
To give you an idea of just how high up he was, here’s a picture showing the tree beside our neighbors’ (three-story) house.
Lightning struck the tree a couple of years ago, so that’s why there was no foliage. We’ve since had it removed. We were sorry to lose it, but I was glad to have the opportunity to see this heron on its lofty perch.