Photo: Neighbors

Posted: Wednesday, November 02, 2005

A regal, serene and, thankfully, silent great blue heron observes gulls and scoters as they go about their pedestrian business last week off the shore of the Rain Forest Trail. In the background is the Shaman Island peninsula. The root of the word "heron" derives from the grating, peace-shattering stertor that is the bird's call.





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