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Last year, the heron cam focused on a single nest, which the birds, as if camera-shy, never occupied, says Dunn.
All of the windows look out on the river, abundant with trout and irresistible to herons and moorhens.
While the herons posed regally, the harlequin ducks — with tops like stark black and white Marimeko patterns — intermittently poked their bills under the rock in what looked like an impatient search of food.
The annual return of the herons is a good environmental indicator, Barnes said.
Both sang at the same time, the herons with their squawks and the ducks with their mouse-like cries.
Here is a tiny field mouse, his dainty tail wrapped around the stalk of an even daintier poppy; here a resplendent heron, the curve of his neck formed by the arch of a fern.
Wood that drifts into estuaries becomes perches for hungry bald eagles and herons; rafts for weary cormorants, pelicans, and seals; and nurseries for herring eggs.
This fall, yellow leaves and dry grasses draped the ponds as herons picked over water.
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Origin and Etymology of heron
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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Definition of heron for English Language Learners
: a large bird that has long legs and a long neck and bill
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