On top of everything else going on in my life, I spent two days this week obsessing about the weird heron I saw last weekend. It started when I reviewed my pictures with Sony's Picture Motion Browser software, which displays a sort of timeline of your shots. I saw that my shot of the "hanging heron" safely flying away was actually taken seconds before a picture of the heron hanging (confused yet?) I thought I had made a mistake when I said that Great Blue Herons can strike weird poses that look physically impossible, but it turns out that they can. You won't find it in a guidebook or mentioned by a reliable birding site online, but after an image search with terms like 'strange heron pose' and 'weird wings heron,' I managed to find 13 pictures of the behavior. Gray Heron drying wings, originally uploaded by prabos.Look familiar? You can see more like this by clicking the links below. Odd Heron Pose Basking Heron Poster Don Erickson.com Blue Heron 1 Fishermans Coast Heron It was an honest mistake. The island is really far away (800 - 900 feet, maybe more) - - and there are a LOT of herons over there. You can see about 40 nests on Google Maps, and there are nests in the lower branches, too.