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A great blue heron brings a twig to its nest in a wetlands in Boxford, Mass. On April 5, bird enthusiasts are invited to watch this species in its natural habitat at River Bend Park in Middlebury. (Provided)
See the Great Blue Heron in its natural habitat with the Middlebury Parks and Recreation Department

Posted on March 25, 2014 at 8:36 a.m.

MIDDLEBURY — Bird enthusiasts will soon have the chance to watch the great blue heron in its natural habitat.

The Middlebury Park and Recreation Department is inviting people to witness this species of bird land on a tree top and settle into its nest. At around 4 feet tall with a 6-and-a-half foot wingspan, the great blue heron is known for its impressive size.

The event begins at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 5. Jason Kauffman will talk about the behaviors of great blue herons and explain why they nest in treetop colonies.

Attendees will then carpool two miles to an active rookery for further observation.

Those interested in participating should meet at Riverbend Park, 511 E. Warren Street, Middlebury.

For more information contact Tom Enright at 825-3283.