Great Blue Herons Dance

Sent: Sunday, May 16, 2010 10:05 AM Subject: Sunning Himself....Check Him Out....

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I pulled out a back e-mail with this BEAUTIFUL Heron that Jack took one day.  

From the boat yesterday...a Great Blue Heron sunning himself or cooling his HOT WINGS??
I never saw one do this before!!

Sent: Monday, October 11, 2010 8:48 AM Subject: Good Morning 10-11-10

Well......will wonders never cease??

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Once again the Sun crested the trees at Brickyard Point and then pierced the ground fog through the trees on our side of the River.......VERY NICE AGAIN!! The light at the landing always looks like a "CROSS LIGHTING THE WAY" as one person on Jacks list said.

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I managed to catch a Great Blue Heron yesterday as he made "splash down" in the shallows of our mudflat to begin his day of fishing!!

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Here it is Columbus Day 2010 and while I was watching the day unfold with the Sun's rays reaching high into the dark blue sky over Brickyard Point, I saw a VERY RARE event unfold right before my eyes!! Two of our local Great Blue Herons (Harvey & Lisa) were doing a perfectly choreographed "Mudflat Minuet"....ABSOLUTELY AMAZING......WOW!!! They "danced" for about 10 minutes and then went back to fishin' for breakfast!!

Happy Columbus Day!! - Jack Howison - Beaufort, SC

Sent: Tuesday, October 12, 2010 8:23 AM Subject: Good Morning 10-12-10

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Harvey the Blue Heron was once again feeding on the mudflat......where's Lisa?? Happy Tuesday!!

Sent: Tuesday, October 26, 2010 8:37 AM Subject: Good Morning 10-26-10

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Lisa, the Great Blue Heron (could have been's hard to tell 'em apart unless they are dancing....Harold usually leads) was stalking breakfast in the shallows of the mudflat and did something I've never seen before?? She (he) hunkered down in the "Stealth Mode" disguised as a DUCK or LOON to fool the poor unsuspecting fish who fear Herons terribly!! Nice going there Lisa......or Harold??

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The sky finally got a little colorful over Brickyard as a Sailboat made his way North on the ICW?? Ya need to go SOUTH this time of year even if it is unseasonably WARM!! They are predicting mid to upper 80's today!!

Happy Tuesday!!

Sent: Thursday, October 28, 2010 8:33 AM Subject: Good Morning 10-28-10 

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Heavy clouds were piled up on the Eastern horizon and Lisa, the Great Blue Heron found Herman, the Snowy Egret and they became "Fishin' Buddies" right there in front of me on the mudflat.......I wonder what Harold will have to say about this development?? 

Happy Thursday!! Jack Howison - Beaufort, SC

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