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Blue Heron Comes In for a Landing at Metcalf Pond

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A Great Blue Heron at the Lee Metcalf Refuge. (Mike Daniels Photo)

You can see this happen every day, if you know where to look.

The Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge has a busy airport on its ponds northeast of Stevensville.

One of the larger “aircraft” is the Great Blue Heron, many of whom are nesting in the tops of trees at the refuge. Mike Daniels caught some moments in time during an approach and landing last week.

Heron approach. (Mike Daniels, Townsquare Media)
Heron approach. (Mike Daniels, Townsquare Media)
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Wheels down. (Mike Daniels, Townsquare Media)

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Touchdown. (Mike Daniels, Townsquare Media)

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Almost there. (Mike Daniels, Townsquare Media)

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Turn the engines off. (Mike Daniels, Townsquare Media)

Visit the refuge any day of the week. KLYQ 1240 AM Radio has a weekly Metcalf Wildlife Journal with Bob Danley every Thursday morning at about 7:45.

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