Friday, February 13, 2009

Henry Wadsworth.....The Blue Heron

Yesterday I introduced you to the three house mates here at Swiftwater.Today I want you to meet Henry Wadsworth, the resident Blue Heron. He has been around the farm for about four years. He stays year round and knows his name. Hubby fishes for him most days and he comes as soon as he's called. He is a real comical character. If the fish Hubby catches for him is too big, Henry will throw it back in the pond!
He loved to hang out on the pier but recently as you can see below we added a cover to the pier.
After seeing a picture my friend Vicki Lane in the western NC mountains posted of her covered pier, we imitated her! You know imitation is said to be the greatest form of flattery.We plan to plant Wisteria to run up the lattice work panels. Hubby ran electricity underground to it and we are putting up an outdoor ceiling fan!


15 comments:

india said...

we had herons here until the dams dried up...fingers crossed they'll be back some time!

Vicki Lane said...

Hey, Carol -- Very nice! A fan sounds like a great ides -- unfortunately our little 'pond house' (as we call it) is too far away from an electrical source. And I really envy you the resident heron! We get an occasional passer-by but that's all.

steviewren said...

How lucky you are to have a heron take up residence on your farm! They are fascinating birds. Henry sounds like he is quite the connoisseur.

Swiftwater is a beautiful name for your home.

NCmountainwoman said...

Oh, he is a long fellow, isn't he? How delightful to have him around. I love the pond house. Seems so relaxing and inviting.

Jeannette StG said...

the blue heron looks so elegant! it will look so romantic once you have the wisteria running up the panels - I have wisteria in my backyard. Happy Valentine's day!

Reader Wil said...

Hi Carol! There are quite a lot of blue herons here too. Last week a woman was attacked by one of them, when she tried to chase him away, for he was fishing in her pond. I bet your heron is a lot friendlier. Have a great weekend.

Katherine Aucoin said...

What a lovely addition to the farm. I love it!

Beverly said...

So funny, it reminds me of a heron on the beach. Some fisher men were out in the ocean, well, fishing of course. Their fishing gear was on the beach by him. He stood patiently waiting for them to return with some fish. It was so funny.

I will have to revisit since I am from Memphis TN and practically a neighbor...

The Prodigal Tourist said...

Henry Wadsworth, we love that! (We have an Oscar Wilde...) What beautiful photos. Thanks for joining us, booklovers are always most welcome! Look forward to getting to know you.

Angelena said...

Beautiful! We have a couple that visit our pond on occasion. Their beauty and size really makes you stop and stare- you just can't help yourself!

TheWritersPorch said...

Thank you all for visiting! Henry is something else! We love the pond house and look forward to putting it to good use soon!So far he chases only other birds who try to coverge on his 'honey hole'!He did once help himself to a bucket of minnows our nephew had brought to fish with! Ha!

Eleanor said...

We have a Wildlife Sanctuary just down the road (yes, amidst a busy suburban area) and it boast the Blue Heron. I wish I had a resident heron like you do!

SILVER said...

how delightful to have herons close by! Where i live- i get lots of birds instead making their nestings all around my exterior of the building and garden. But that's nice too.. one of the joys in life..

High Desert Diva said...

Henry seems to have quite a life!

I love the idea of a covered pier. A perfect spot to sit and enjoy the water.

Anonymous said...

Oh, Henry is too cute, Carol. I love Blue Herons. If he'd like to vacation a little, send him on down to my island. He probably has some relatives living here.
Glad you got my books and hope you'll enjoy them.
Terri
http://www.islandwriter.net