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Cleanup on Aisle 17 - Look Who's Helping Marge

Look who’s helping Marge clean up the lake.

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Thanks to Ben Huberman and WordPress for their Weekly Photo Challenge: Containers. The plastic bag being held by this Great Blue Heron at one point contained something large, larger than a king-sized pillow to be sure.

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If I Were a Caveman...

If I were a caveman, perhaps my “photos” of Great Blue Herons would have been rendered like the relics below.

Even the ancient peoples tried to capture heron-like birds in their art.

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He Who Came Into Being by Himself

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The Benu Bird, also spelled Bennu, is the Egyptian Phoenix, with a rich and fascinating mythology.

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Ancient Egyptian papyrus of death kneeling before a snake. 194 more words

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Sometimes You Gets the Bear, Sometimes the Bear Gets You

Erm, make that ‘great blue heron,’ not ‘bear.’

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Thanks to Michelle W and WordPress for their Weekly Photo Challenge: Contrasts. When last we saw this female heron, her prey was a hapless chipmunk.

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Anatomy of a Heron's Flight

In the summer, on calm days, I take my camera with me out in my kayak. A risk, but sometimes really worth it.
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Catch Me If You Can

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Thanks to Michelle W and WordPress for their Weekly Photo Challenge: Contrasts. These two herons are a year apart in age, and share the same parents and nest. 144 more words

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