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Old 06-23-2021, 07:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I passed the street that leads to Norfolk Intl. Airport (ORF) and saw this masterpiece of a great blue heron made of airplane parts. Because the Norfolk Botanical Gardens are next to the airport and the heron is common to the area, I could see why it was created.
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Old 06-23-2021, 07:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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That is really cool. We have blue herons in fair numbers here on Perico Island off Bradenton on the Gulf Coast, and our community was officially designated as a wildlife sanctuary, but it's much more a sanctuary for over-repening human beans (myself included). Anyway, Blue Herons are solitary fellas, and nobody to be messed with by other waterfowl. Great artwork pictured and it would seem to have about a 20 foot wingspan? Doug
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That is really cool. We have blue herons in fair numbers here on Perico Island off Bradenton on the Gulf Coast, and our community was officially designated as a wildlife sanctuary, but it's much more a sanctuary for over-repening human beans (myself included). Anyway, Blue Herons are solitary fellas, and nobody to be messed with by other waterfowl. Great artwork pictured and it would seem to have about a 20 foot wingspan? Doug
I can imagine the good number of Blue Heron and other cranes and waterfowl in your area. Like your comment about a sanctuary for human beings. Up here, Canada geese can be pretty aggressive. One time, I saw a goose fly aggressively at a flying great egret. Well, the egret turned on a dime and landed while the goose couldn't adjust and kept flying on. I didn't count the wing span, but it's definitely longer than 20 feet.
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Don't get me started with Canada geese... They're protected by their classification as migratory birds, but ours don't go anywhere. Squawk all night during the mating season, and rest on the roads the rest of the time. Oh yeah, and nasty, too. Doug
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Don't get me started with Canada geese... They're protected by their classification as migratory birds, but ours don't go anywhere. Squawk all night during the mating season, and rest on the roads the rest of the time. Oh yeah, and nasty, too. Doug
One thing I'll say about these flying cows is their adaptability in and around industrial sites. Not much vegetation, yet these geese set up camp there.
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I passed the street that leads to Norfolk Intl. Airport (ORF) and saw this masterpiece of a great blue heron made of airplane parts. Because the Norfolk Botanical Gardens are next to the airport and the heron is common to the area, I could see why it was created.
I have a limited experience with ORF, but liked it because it was smallish and accessible. Highly recommend, Doug
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I have a limited experience with ORF, but liked it because it was smallish and accessible. Highly recommend, Doug
Totally agree with you. I really like the terminals architecture and tall Loblolly pine trees and azaleas throughout the arrivals/departures roads. Will be flying out of there on the 29th for a family reunion.
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When I was driving around the airport that day, I saw a white aircraft with a blue tail. I couldn't stop to take a pic nor identify the aircraft. But, I think the airline is Breeze Airways. It just began operations out of ORF in May/June. I'll look into it on Tuesday when I fly out of ORF. Hopefully, I can take a pic from the concourse.
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