From: Shannon Stoney (email@example.com)
Date: 11/07/02-09:34:11 AM Z
>Shannon, I have some news for you. Great blue herons are not dimorphous.
>**Possibly** during a brief stretch when they are mating, if you are an
>ornithologist, you may **perhaps** distinguish the sexes. For the rest of
>us, it is impossible to say with even a small degree of certainty whether
>any GBH is a "she". Calling that bird a "she" was strictly your own personal
>prejudice. There is absolutely no scientific basis for this, though. Nor
>merit, for that matter. Mike Healy
I always call things a "she" if I'm not sure. Don't you? Female is
the default mode, I thought. Only in the case of some weird
biological accident do things turn into males. However, vive la
>At 7:25 AM -0800 11/6/02, Shannon Stoney wrote:
>>One time I had my camera set up down by my creek, and just as I
>>tripped the shutter, a huge blue heron flew through the picture!
> >But, she flew so fast that there was no image of the bird on the negative.
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