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Our Herons

In the Eastern U.S. we have several types of herons, the largest being the great blue heron and the great egret.

The “great blue” have inhabited the Sedgefield Lakes community for over 50 years. It stands nearly 4-feet tall. The back and wings are blue-gray, and the neck of the adult is more of a mauve color.

When standing or perched, great blue herons often hold their necks in an S-shape, ready to strike any prey. They also curl their necks back in an S-shape when they fly.

Herons eat much more than fish including lizards, frogs or even young ducks.

The Great Blue Heron was immortalized by Sedgefield Lakes resident Dick Behrends by being incorporated as part of our logo.

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