end of day #ChesBay

I watched a great blue heron fish for his supper this evening. Over a span of some 90 minutes, he hid in the shadows, and stealthily stalked up on minnows and small perch.  It took a good 15 minutes between bites, but he was focused, still and steady. I was hoping to catch a view of the young heron – it hatched nearby not so long ago – we spied it in mid-July and it was about 2 foot tall. They say the chicks grow to 4 feet in just 12 weeks.

Slowing my own personal pace down to Harris Cove time, I sat, watched, and listened. The pops and squirts, the barn swallows and egrets, distant sound of a boat. Laughter, from across the water in the distance. The ever-present birdsong. Time, just sliding by. And we’re either there, in that moment, or – all too often – not. I was in that moment, all of them – tonight.

Delicious.

end of day

~ by kbosin on August 4, 2014.

5 Responses to “end of day #ChesBay”

  1. Great post! Sounds like a great day.

  2. After watching this video of the heron eating a GOPHER I don’t think of them as gentle giants anymore! If you didn’t catch this one, you really gotta see it. Don’t know if links can be posted here. Hope this works. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/17/great-blue-heron-gopher-eats-whole_n_5594929.html

  3. In the evenings I hear those same summertime sounds, along with the crickets in unison. Soon I will hear the nighttime croaks of the bullfrogs drowning out the peepers. We are fortunate to be on Harris Creek and Bozman, listening, watching, enjoying God’s creation.

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