October 22, 2014
Last Sighting of a Great Blue Heron this Year?
Could we have seen our last sighting of a Great Blue Heron on Sapsucker Woods Pond for the rest of the year? Up until October 19 we were seeing herons on the pond pretty much daily, however we have now not seen a heron for 3 days. Southward migration occurs from northern localities from mid-September to late October. Christmas Bird Count data show large numbers winter in the southeast U.S. Great Blue Herons migrate alone or in groups of 3 to 12, occasionally up to 100, traveling both day and night.