Friday, July 8, 2016

An Exotic Bird....Or Not

Hello everyone! I hope you are all having a wonderful Friday! :D

Okay, first off, does anybody know what type of bird this is?

If you said a heron that is correct! If you weren’t exactly sure, no worries because I didn’t either. ;) 
I alway thought I knew what a heron was, but several weeks ago I found out that I obviously didn’t. I had never actually seen one. Little did I know that I was the only one in my family who hadn’t.
We have a small pond in our front yard with some fish in it and our fish population wasn’t what it had been before. I heard my family talking about that they’d seen a heron around lately and that it was stealing fish from our pond. So when it would come by someone would run out to chase it away. Like I said before, I hadn’t seen this heron that my family kept talking about, but I was pretty sure I knew what it looked like.
Well, back in late April (the 28th to be exact) I was standing in the kitchen by the window talking with my mom. I happened to look out the window and there, in our yard, I saw this huge bird. It was quite tall with a very long neck and a long beak. I was so shocked. My mom on the other hand, was not mesmerized by this bird like myself. She looked out the window too and seeing that this strange bird was a heron ran outside to chase it away. I was still standing in the kitchen shocked! I had never seen a bird like that before. It seriously looked like a strange, exotic, bird from a tropical island or maybe even some bird that flew over from Hawai’i! But I soon found out that that was the bird that had been eating our fish and that it was the heron. Not some exotic bird.
It came back a few days later and I tried to get a good picture of it, but it didn’t stand still that long so I couldn’t get the greatest picture and that’s why the above picture is a tad blurry.

Well, I hope you enjoyed hearing about my bird adventure. Even though it was’t anything special, it sure does make for an interesting story! 


  1. Rebekah, you are hilarious! Great article. I enjoyed reading it very much.

    1. Thanks, Addyson. I’m glad you enjoyed it! :D

  2. Hahaha, you had me laughing from the start! :D Great story, and such fun to read. ;) I don't think I've ever saw a Heron either (do heron even exist in NC?). We do have some sort of fish-eating bird around though. :P

    1. Oh good, I’m glad you enjoyed it, Faith! :D
      I don’t know if herons exist in NC or not. I didn’t even know they lived around here! ;)