If you think this is an arresting photo, how about the one I took five years ago, of four Great Blue Herons lined up in a row?

The Great Blue on the left tried to land on the large, eponymously named Heron Rock, but was rebuffed by the heron already in possession. The latecomer is actually now poised on a little rock just beyond the big one.

After a few minutes of dithering, and turning to the earlier bird for appeal, the rejected heron fluttered over to a more substantial stone, a few feet further north.

The photo was taken early evening of June 14, 2012, at 5:40 pm.

Update: This post was first published as “Great Blue Twosome.” Sorry for confusion.

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