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Sometimes I wish I had a fancy cell phone just so I would always have a camera on me. This morning, as I passed the intersection of 16th and Broadway, I saw something that looked a lot like a crane standing by the sewer overflow pipe in the Alewife Brook. I'm not a bird person, so I can't be sure. But it was very tall, standing on long legs, gray all over, that beautiful long curving neck and long beak. Gorgeous, and fairly inexplicable in a watercourse which has lately been too nasty even for ducks.

Date: 2010-09-08 03:06 pm (UTC)
ursamajor: people on the beach watching the ocean (Default)
From: [personal profile] ursamajor
Ooh, lovely! And I hope they find somewhere a bit more friendly to them ...

Date: 2010-09-08 03:56 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] hrafn
I wonder if it was a great blue heron?

Date: 2010-09-08 04:30 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] 403
Both American-native crane species (sandhill and whooping cranes) have a red patch on their head, while no American heron species that I know of does. They're also very easy to distinguish in the air, since cranes fly with their neck straight and herons don't.

Hope that helps. :)

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