With the A - Z challenge (pictures from where we walk our corgi down in the South San Diego area)
H - Herons
Blue Herons to be exact. These are special birds for hubby and me, more so to hubby, as hawks are special to me. I wrote about each of them previously, but God sent me a hawk after my mom died and God sent hubby a heron after his dad died, both in unique ways. Both times reminded us of God's great love and concern for us and showing he was with us walking through our grief of losing our parents.
I love watching the heron balancing on the tree branches. They look too big to be up in a tree like that, yet they do it with grace and balance and skill. I love hearing the chicks clucking when they are hungry in the spring (it was that sound that drew us to look up in the trees and see them our first year we lived here).
They tend to nest in the spring. Rarely will hubby see one in the summer or fall, but come December, they slowly start to trickle back to these trees where you can look up and see their huge nests. This particular tree he has seen up to seven, another tree close by eight.
It is fun to hear his report after he walks Koda of how many birds spotted and where he sees them.
Do you have blue heron where you live?