Harassed Heron

The very tree that hosted the eagles in our backyard recently served as respite for a blue heron yesterday. The respite didn’t last long as the crows began to gather and harass the heron. To the heron’s credit, he remained steady while making sure the crows knew who was boss of the branch. He stayed calm and still though I did notice his head feathers rose to a crown as if to add to his height to appear tougher. Pretty soon the crows flew off to annoy another creature and the heron got a bit of a break. I haven’t seen blue herons in trees but this one stayed a good long time resting in the afternoon sun. This is one amazing tree to attract so many visitors to the neighborhood!

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