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A great blue heron slipping along the shoreline in his 'stalking feet.' (Stave Maanum / For the Enterprise)

Return of herons is signal of spring

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The return of robins is a definite indication that spring has arrived. Another indicator can be found in the return of great blue herons. About this time of year they can be seen flying off to a stream or an open pond where they will search for food until ice-out on our area lakes provides them with a diet of fish, frogs, crayfish, and an occasional young turtle or duckling.

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