by Bettie De Witt
Returning for the second year, our occasional visitor to Tanner Springs Park is back. This magnificent creature, a Great Blue Heron, was captured in these two photos by a resident of Streetcar Lofts, Shaun Sjostrom. Like many of us, he clearly has chosen the NW corner of Portland because of the neighborhood, spring weather and the occasional tasty fish.
These photos of Shaun’s were sent via Kathy Hansen who thought he was so calm and easy going that she called the Audubon Society in case he might be sick. I guess he’s not, just happy standing in the water, remaining virtually motionless until a fish meanders by. Then….strike!
He is a WOW, that’s for sure. Thanks to our neighbor with a keen eye (and a great talent for photography) for capturing him in all his glory!