Great Blue Heron http://hppr.org en The Return of the Herons http://hppr.org/post/return-herons <p></p><p>When I think of Great Plains birds I usually think of meadowlarks, hawks, and crows.&nbsp; In this dry country, I don’t think of water birds with their long legs and necks as typical.&nbsp; Yet these herons have made the plains home longer than European immigrants have.&nbsp; Their limbs have adapted for wading our shallow creeks and rivers, and their bills make perfect spears to impale unwary fish and frogs. Fri, 22 Mar 2013 05:01:00 +0000 Karen Madorin 13738 at http://hppr.org The Return of the Herons