We’ve all seen Great Blue Herons standing on a beach or in a marsh, but how many times have we seen a heron from below?
Here is a good look at its leg. It looks like birds’ knees bend in the wrong direction, but this isn’t a knee- it is actually an ankle! Bird knees are usually hidden inside their body.
The herons were all over the trees behind our house. They were flying across the river from the rookery on Goat Island. But why? What were they doing high in these fir trees?
Check out the video below.
They are grabbing branches to renovate their nests with in the rookery!