This morning a neighbor called to say that a Great Blue Heron was flying over our house.
"We thought we should warn you!" M told us.
They weren't aware that we have the net covering our pond. There has been so much snow and ice that it hasn't been visible from their upstairs window.
I walked out to the patio and looked around but didn't see anything. It wasn't until I stepped out onto the little bridge and looked up that I saw the large wader posing on our old antenna. (I know, I know...why is that useless thing still on the roof. We've had cable for years!)
It was eying the pond just behind me with a hungry eye.
When I turned to retreat to the warmth of the house, I noticed the heron tracks in the snow beside the water.
I feed the birds that come to my yard -- but not the heron.
I'm feeling a little bit guilty.
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