We had  great blue heron stop by for a short three day visit. In case you’re thinking I didn’t know there were herons in Hawaii, you would be somewhat correct. There is the Aukuu which is a black crown night heron that is native but the great blue isn’t from here. Sometimes they find their way here but they’re a long way from their home. It appeared his wing was a bit damaged but he was still able to fly. He feasted on tilapia from our pond, got his strength back then was gone. He was tall around 4 feet. He was skiddish so some patience got me this shot. Truth be told I wish he would’ve stayed. The other birds, our chickens and ducks didn’t seem to mind him at all either. He would’ve been welcome to the family.

Just a random shot of Jingle and Gus. Gus our dog isn’t as thrilled with the cat but he’s growing more tolerant as you can see.


Author: Belle Chai

Farm girl wannabe, enjoying life on the Big Island. We have a small five acre farm along the Hamakua coast. While we have a few crops we grow to sell, we are trying to create a self sustaining lifestyle on our little piece of paradise. I set up this blog initially to help me keep track of different things we grow and how well they’re doing, but recently decided to go public with it. I enjoy reading other hobby farm sites, and thought sharing our story a little might inspire others as they have inspired me.

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