from what you write, it sounds like the Heron was behaving normally and then suddenly a Bald Eagle appeared close by, and when you linked back at the Heron it was lying down. Did you continue to watch the Heron, and did it remain down even after the Eagle went on to other things? Put differently, did the Heron hunker down at sight of the Eagle, or did it collapse and remain down after the Eagle threat abated?
On Wed, Nov 10, 2021 at 2:15 PM Margaret Sandelin <msand47...> wrote:
> This morning a friend and I went to Shilshoal marina to walk and look > for/at birds. We walked to the south end by Seaview boats and looking > down on the docks saw a great blue heron very close. We then got > distracted seeing a bald eagle and when we looked back at the heron it > was lying down on the dock. Is this at all normal as neither of us has > ever seen a heron lying down - so wondered, worried it might be ill? > However, it looked ok - eye clear, no indication of damage to its body. > Margaret Sandelin > _______________________________________________ > Tweeters mailing list > <Tweeters...> > http://mailman11.u.washington.edu/mailman/listinfo/tweeters >
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