This is a compilation of videos taken of the blue heron that visits a local pond each year, throughout March and April of this year. The videos have been arranged to form a loose narrative.
Blue Heron, March & April 2017
Published by G. M. Lupo
G. M. Lupo (ISNI: 0000 0005 0315 9196) is a native of Atlanta, Georgia where he has always had a dysfunctional relationship with his hometown. His most recent published work is the story collection Reconstruction (2020), part of his series of Atlanta Stories, which includes Fables of the New South (2017). Along with his novel, Rebecca, Too (2018), and his full-length play Another Mother, these constitute his Expanded Universe of Fictional Atlanta. He has also released a collection of essays, poetry, and stories entitled Words Words Words (2020). He was the winner of the 2017 Essential Theatre Play Writing Award for Another Mother which had its world premiere in his home neighborhood of West End in August 2017, in the building that once housed the library where he learned to read as a child. View all posts by G. M. Lupo
7 thoughts on “Blue Heron, March & April 2017”
That’s a nice conversation starter at a party. Having your head and shoulders hunched down and then very slowly extending your neck.
I keep wondering what it’s seeing. There are giant goldfish in the pond (koi?) but they’re larger than the heron. It must eat minnows and guppies.
I love the way it walks like a creepy perv.
They’re interesting to video. Slow meticulous movements leading to insanely long periods of inactivity. I edited out about five minutes of it standing motionless in the water. Then it does something like stalk something in the pond or fly away. The latest times, it’s been more active than usual, walking around on the sidewalk or flying off toward someplace else.
He should take Bill O’Reilly’s time slot.
I need to add some music to it. I know a lot of musicians.
I think 80’s death metal would be the most appropriate.