Thursday, 22 March 2012

Great Blue Herons

Great Blue Herons on the ground can look a bit woebegone

They are gorgeous when in flight

But their call is wretchedly ugly.  It sounds like a score of claw hammers being dragged down a tin roof.

There were two Great Blues just outside my lanai yesterday.  They were engaged in some sort of territorial fight.

One of them was incredibly aggressive towards the other  (who took refuge on my roof).  The noise was horrid.

My dog Penne, and my junior cat Adelaide were entirely fascinated with the fight, and with the noise.  They rushed to the window and followed every move.

It was a sort of "reality show" for the benefit of a dog and a cat.

(But it left me wondering why some of my friends eschew Church because they "see God in nature".  I saw a very noisy and aggressive show - in which it was hard to discern God!)


  1. From Sally Caulfield

    "When they fight, they can be vicous, the bird sanctuary advised me to put the hose on them to stop the fight. One has claimed my yard for 10 years."

  2. But they teach much about meditation and prayer if you watch them when they are still.

  3. Oh, I don't know; it reminds me of the bit re "I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God."