Coming from Arkansas and spending a lot of time on the river fishing, I have seen a number of Great Blue Herons. Yet, every time one appeared, I would stop and watch. A nimble, agile bird of this size is definitely a show-stopper.
Resisting the many temptations to linger along the route, I arrived at Renews by late morning. When I stopped at the look-out, a fisherman from the area pulled in to the area and asked me if I was birdwatching. Of course, I was pretty conspicuous with my binoculars and camera hanging on me. He told me there was a tall bird on the beach and urged me to get in my car and follow him. I told him that was the bird I had come to see, and I quickly followed.
Is it any wonder that so many great birds drop into Renews? They are so well received there. Oh yes, the man told me there were TWO very tall white birds that stayed for two days last week. Where are they now?