The blue heron came to the Cuyahoga National Park in 1990. After they grew plentiful, we would drive up there to see their nests. However, in the last 5 years or so, they have migrated here to Portage Lakes and are now well represented here. One year I caught one fishing in our gold fish pond. I frightened him away and have not see any evidense that the heron have been back to the pond.
They have found our boat house to be a good lookout and this fellow seems to have taken a liking to our yard.
It's a little strange watching this blue heron 'walking' around the yard, acting as if it is his home. He certainly does not look able to pay the taxes here.