Here’s a little weekend waterview from Lake Norman.
Our resident Great Blue Heron can be found fishing from our dock every afternoon.
I’ve always thought herons are the most Dr. Suess-esque of the bird kingdom. . .
Here he is ready for take off. . .
Their wingspan is 5.5 to 6.6 feet, allowing them to cruise at 20 to 30 miles an hour.
Great Blue Herons hunt alone but typically nest in colonies, preferring tall trees.
You can see a heron nest with chicks, here.
It’s been brutally hot and humid this week but we did manage a
couple of early morning and late evening boat rides.
Lola and Sophie always enjoy a little sight seeing. . .
Purple Martins’ aerial acrobats are fun to watch. . . swooping around
feasting on insects or sipping from the water while in flight. . .
Lola and Sophie say it’s dog gone hot and they’re ready for a break
from the heat and humidity. . .
I’ll leave you with a sunset photo . . .
Hope you’re finding a way to stay cool and beat the heat!
Happy Sunday ♥