High Temperature: 85F Low Temperature: 64F Sunrise: 6:13 am Sunset: 8:43 pm Humidity: 41% Wind: e 7 mph Chance of Rain: 10%
I couldn't find much about it online, just a few anecdotal postings. I'm adding my own observation here. Something made me turn back and look up at the sky this morning as we made our way up the driveway towards the oil pump. There, flying in a loose formation, were six herons - assuming great blues - heading in a northwesterly direction. One heron, perhaps the lead, let out a hoarse honk every few seconds. Otherwise they made their way silently, steadfastly.
We frequently see single herons crossing over the property or coming in for a landing on one of our ponds, but the idea that these natural loners would move somewhere together is quite strange. Especially since it isn't migration season; and anyway, around here, herons stay year-round. (I made the lame quip that perhaps they had decided to leave the country due to all of the chaos and unrest.) More likely it was either a related group or a small heronry (like a rookery, except for --- herons) either headed home or looking for a new home. Either way, it was a rare sight to witness and a real treat.
Critter report: Two tomato burglars have been safely caught in the garden, an opossum and a juvenile raccoon. Both have been relocated to a different area and we wish them well in their new home and great success in their future endeavors.