Stalking along from log to log, or plunging their long legs in the oozy swamp, two large herons paid no attention to my presence, but occupied themselves with their own fishing arrangements, as if their wilderness were their own.
– William Cowper Prime
Our marina has a few resident herons. They walk up and down the river bank, fly overhead and land on boats and pilings. While their call may not be melodic and it’s weird that a fishing bird doesn’t swim but I love them nonetheless.
Most Native American tribes took note of the heron’s inquisitiveness, curiosity and determination. As such, this set the heron as a symbol of wisdom in that this creature seemed to have good judgement skills. More heron facts.