Every year, in June/July, Cranmore Mountain Lodge welcomes the Great Blue Heron. Our pond stocked with trout, but also home for frogs, salamanders, crayfish and giant dragonflies, is the ultimate fine restaurant for this bird that can swallow a whole fish (and chock on it!).
We can see it everyday, especially in the early morning or in the evening, flying above our property, standing tall on the tallest branch of the tallest tree around, or by the water waiting patiently for its food. It’s a big bird, standing three to four feet tall, with a wingspan of almost six feet, with blue-gray feathers, a pointed yellow bill and long legs.
In the fall, it migrates south and comes back every year (sometimes 2 of them) to Cranmore Mountain Lodge. After all, we are a great Bed & Breakfast, for everyone!