Today at the Shediac River, we saw Great Blue Herons.
Not just one or two,
but bunches of a half dozen at a time
sitting in these distant tree tops
and then flying off to the south into deeper woods.
We wondered if there might be a rookery
just behind the tree tops.
The Great Blue herons were beautiful to watch.
They have long curving necks, blue-grey wings.
In flight their legs trail behind their bodies
and they fly with slow and steady wingbeats
and almost seem to float.
Watching these graceful birds was a memorable experience.