Who Rules Tonaquint?
While strolling through Tonaquint on this wonderful fall morning, I
up in the tall dead tree to see what
wondrous bird would be sitting there. To my
surprise, it was a Great Blue Heron. When the big heron comes
to an area, the smaller birds scatter. I had watched this very
thing happen on a golf course pond the day before.
The heron wanted the shade and the geese and ducks stumbled over each
other to get out of the way. So, I
would say this bird is the
king of Tonaquint Nature Park in St. George, Utah. © Carol Davis,
Oh yeah, wait 10 minutes...
About ten minutes later I looked up to see the Great Blue Heron in
flight. I glanced over to see what
had dislodged it from its lofty perch and there sat a Red-tailed
Hawk. The Great Blue made a wide
circle and then came back twice to buzz the red-tail, to no
avail. The mighty Red-tailed Hawk
is the king of Tonaquint Park. © Carol Davis, 10-18-2008
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