Yesterday afternoon while I was gardening I heard a strange, intermittent squawking. I knew it was a bird I had never heard in my yard, but couldn’t identify it. I walked around under my trees with my binoculars, until I saw what appeared to be a heron perched in my maple tree, which abuts a tiny seasonal pond. It continued to squawk and preen while I angled for a better view. I was amazed to see that it was a green heron, which eventually flew away.
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