Great Blue, Great Chase - click to enlarge

Great Blue, Great Chase

This is a series that starts, and ends, in the same place. In between Great Blue Herons act foolish.

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Great Blue, Great Chase – click to enlarge

The start was the Heron, and me, on a dike road. I spotted the bird as I began to walk along the marsh. Approaching slowly so as not to scare him we both were doing fine.

However…

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Great Blue, Great Chase – click to enlarge

From over my shoulder another Great Blue entered the scene, with that unique loud squawk. The first bird did a quick exit to avoid a crash with this new comer.

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The invader knows he has taken the field and is the victor. He settles down in newly claimed territory.

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Great Blue, Great Chase – click to enlarge

My original Heron is off and gone down the dike.

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Great Blue, Great Chase – click to enlarge

Flush with his victory the new owner takes the exact same spot as the previous tenant. Right in front of me.

OK, now what should we do?

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