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Our pond’s local Great Blue Heron came through for me… clearly, trying to ingratiate himself after being so elusive for the past month… his striking blue plumage creating a regal curtain of blue is evidence this fellow is an adult (along with his tuft-like crest) as it takes three years for a Great Blue to mature and acquire full plumage. It’s not all vanity though, that preening – as grooming is essential to the Blue’s survival in order to remove any flight-inhibiting residue so, no surprise, this fellow takes good advantage of some down time just prior to stalking his supper…like other hunting creatures, such as eagles, rails and kingfishers, my Great Blue is a willfully independent and solitary being.
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