Since the summer of 1992 this Great Blue Heron has returned to the ditch behind my house when it rains. Sometimes it is years before we see him again; but he was here today. Very interesting as the life span of the Great Blue Heron is said to be about 15 years. Maybe this isn’t the same bird,–but I believe it is as it comes to the exact same spot. I’ve seen him now for 21 years off and on; the “off and on” dependent upon whether or not we have a rainy year.