Gray Heron's Decree for 2017
Rain or shine come to
and have a good time
Have an interesting year.
Be careful while playing any games
with a Trump Card in the deck.
The Ring of Fire and Hope
The Polar Bear Plunge
were great events.
(I did not see any polar bears.)
I did see Your Friends are back.
Sally Sasquatch and her side kick, Bow are
clamming on the tide flats late at night
so no one can see them harvesting clams.
Gray Heron's Decree for 2016
Continue to invite pleasant people to Birch Bay. They may seek me out and
photograph my brothers and sisters. They want to understand the tides and the
arcs of the sun and the moon as they traverse the sky. They puzzle at the
coming and goings of the myriad of life along the shore. They pick up after
themselves, and they pickup after their dogs. I welcome them here and look
forward to their return.
Heron's Decree of 2015
most important place
for spring to come
is in your mind.
Teach your fledglings well.
So they will soar.
They will dominate the Earth.
That will affect us all.
They will be strong.
So they must be compassionate.
They will be wise.
So they must be humble.
Heron's Decree of 2014
Wow, that was a fantastic Super Bowl the Seahawks put on. I have a friend
that is a real sea hawk. His name is Oozy Osprey. He is happy for the win
but he wonders why the Seahawks weren’t called the Ospreys.
I must say that I am pleased to see the Herron Center go up at Birch Bay
State Park. I hope that more people will understand more about the
environment that we are all part of. My prediction is we all will
learn and lead better lives for it but not all of us will make it. I have
noticed that more Moring Doves are moving north into our territory. Have you
Learn something about Ospreys by
going to this link.
Heron's Decree of 2013
So you want a
prediction for 2013? Well I will tell you Spring will come. The big question
is will there be a thaw in your government? Two people were walking and
talking by Terrell Creek. I distinctly heard them agree that Congress was
“for the birds.” I was insulted. I cut loose with a big “SQUAWK” and took
off. I can tell you that in our Rookery the younger birds come to me as a
group. They ask questions of me. I tell them the best that I know and they
decide which way to go. They don’t compete with one another or try to come
up with “the perfect solution.” They do their best to solve the problem.
I probably should tell
you more, but I have been grumpy. My winters rest has been disrupted. Two
hairy beasts have been hiding in my rookery during the day so they could go
clamming during the low tides at night. The only benefit to us herons is we
get extra clams that the Sasquatches share with us. Sally Sasquatch is very
affectionate. She is so grateful to be at Birch Bay, she keeps trying to
Smooch the herons. Be careful! She may run around and try to Smack some
people too. Can you imagine going beak to cheek with a hairy thing like
that? They have promised to be gone by Valentine’s day. Sally wants to spend
a romantic time with her guy in the foot hills.
Heron's Decree of 2012
“Winter did its
best. Spring is on its trek north. Till spring arrives take your dog on his
daily trek to see the bay and keep him on his leash and away from me. Keep
scooping his poop. I appreciate your effort more than the dog does. I have
plenty of other things to occupy my mind than dogs and their duty.
Be sure to praise the children for their good work at school.
Your future and my future depend on their future. It is simple for me to
see. We are all part of nature that surrounds us.
When you talk to visitors at Birch Bay, for me, would you find out if
they still depend on some hairy ground beast to forecast for them? How can
any guy that has his head buried in the ground know what is going around?”
Grey Heron's Decree of 2011
The Great Grey Heron of Birch Bay
Decreed That Spring will Come Early To Birch Bay. It's time to tune up your
bicycles and get your walking shoes ready. We will attract all sorts of
people from a lot of places. Talk to them and find out when is a good time
to visit their area. Also, for me, would you find out if they still depend
on some hairy ground beast to forecast for them?