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Lost blue Heron #7371767
10/05/21 07:26 AM
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Wife tried to go out couple days ago, and this was on the front porch, every time she would open the door it would start clacking it's beak. Man they are loud when they do that.

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Re: Lost blue Heron [Re: Spade] #7371786
10/05/21 07:49 AM
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My friend had one hanging around like that. He threw a blanket over it and moved it a few miles away.


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Re: Lost blue Heron [Re: Spade] #7371805
10/05/21 08:01 AM
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We have a lot around here. They like to "fish" in my pond. I sic the dogs on them whenever I see them.

I just returned from a job by a large lake in northern NJ. We had one hanging out on the island I was staying on. Every time I'd go out to fish or otherwise disturb it, it would flap off making a raucous, very disturbed sounding call.


Eh...wot?

Re: Lost blue Heron [Re: Spade] #7371862
10/05/21 09:33 AM
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A few years ago, I had my bait basket in the lake with about 2 dozen sucker minnows. I forgot to close the lid and a heron cleaned them out.


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Re: Lost blue Heron [Re: Spade] #7371873
10/05/21 09:41 AM
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Watch that beak/spear if you grab one..Healthy ones are pretty skittish, but sick or injured you can usually catch, and they still put up a fight...

Re: Lost blue Heron [Re: Spade] #7372000
10/05/21 02:08 PM
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We have one hanging around. I saw it by the garage apple tree 2 days ago and in the hedge row last week. Mowing the lawn Saturday, he was in the field next to my neighbor.

Re: Lost blue Heron [Re: Spade] #7372008
10/05/21 02:28 PM
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Indians would make a pipe stem out of the leg bone

Re: Lost blue Heron [Re: Spade] #7372009
10/05/21 02:31 PM
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I wonder if they taste just like fish with enough tarter sauce on them?


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Re: Lost blue Heron [Re: Spade] #7372013
10/05/21 02:38 PM
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They do not just eat fish and frogs. Around here they stand out in the hayfields and eat meadow voles and mice. Also are death on chipmunks. Snapping turtles get a few of them. Multiple snappers can eat a whole bird but the one that eats the head will poop out the bill. Couple of times I have had heron bills in the bottom of my snapping turtle transport barrels.

Re: Lost blue Heron [Re: Spade] #7372024
10/05/21 02:58 PM
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From its appearance, going of its humped up posture and fluffed up feathers, that blue heron does not have long to live.

Keith

Re: Lost blue Heron [Re: Spade] #7372107
10/05/21 04:57 PM
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Kinda a cool bird in breeding plumage, photographed this one in Florida eating a eel.

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Re: Lost blue Heron [Re: Spade] #7372504
10/06/21 01:23 AM
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Funniest thing I ever witnessed was Jerry releasing one from a foothold.

Their necks REALLY .Are long.. It beat the crap out of him with his wings.

Jerry was duckin. He fiinally got his head penned down with his foot and released it

You shoulda seen the stream.of crap he let fly


I nearly wet my pants laughing


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Re: Lost blue Heron [Re: Spade] #7372590
10/06/21 06:50 AM
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An obviously sick egret took up residence by the main house at the farm this spring. Despite efforts to help it, including a deputy game warden taking it away, it died. West Nile, poison, snake bite? Never got an answer

Re: Lost blue Heron [Re: cathryn] #7372709
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Be careful if you handle one, l had one knock the lens out of my glasses on a rescue. Could have lost an eye. No good deed goes un punished!

Re: Lost blue Heron [Re: PAlltheway] #7372727
10/06/21 09:51 AM
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Originally Posted by PAlltheway
An obviously sick egret took up residence by the main house at the farm this spring. Despite efforts to help it, including a deputy game warden taking it away, it died. West Nile, poison, snake bite? Never got an answer

Lead poisoning?, seems to be the leading cause of death in these parts.

Re: Lost blue Heron [Re: eric space] #7372730
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Originally Posted by eric space
They do not just eat fish and frogs. Around here they stand out in the hayfields and eat meadow voles and mice. Also are death on chipmunks. Snapping turtles get a few of them. Multiple snappers can eat a whole bird but the one that eats the head will poop out the bill. Couple of times I have had heron bills in the bottom of my snapping turtle transport barrels.

X2.


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Re: Lost blue Heron [Re: Spade] #7372761
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I wish they weren't endangered! If they weren't, I'd shoot every one of the dang things! mad

Re: Lost blue Heron [Re: Spade] #7372768
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Originally Posted by AuthorTrapper
I wish they weren't endangered! If they weren't, I'd shoot every one of the dang things! mad


Great Blue Herons are common over a huge range. They are not endangered at all. They are protected by the Migratory Bird Act, that needs to be changed, so that it does not overly protect common nuisance birds like comorants, hawks and owls.

Keith

Re: Lost blue Heron [Re: Spade] #7372770
10/06/21 10:58 AM
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I haven't yet tangled with one but my lone good dead involving a pelican left me feeling punished. He had tangled in some bank lines and became I am stupid I assumed he would appreciate me setting him free but not so much.

I eventually got 're done but the 5 mins it took looked like a pay per view MMA match with the referee taking his lunch break. Those birds fight dirty so don't trust them.


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Re: Lost blue Heron [Re: cathryn] #7372808
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Originally Posted by cathryn
Funniest thing I ever witnessed was Jerry releasing one from a foothold.
Their necks REALLY .Are long.. It beat the crap out of him with his wings.
Jerry was duckin. He fiinally got his head penned down with his foot and released it
You shoulda seen the stream.of crap he let fly
I nearly wet my pants laughing



I posted before I read this and I will vouch for Jerry- it looks easy headed in but by the time you get one turned lose you wish you had stuck it in an oven bag and roasted it for an hour!


“What’s good for me may not be good for the weak minded.”
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