Preening And The Uropygial (preen) Gland

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Though I regularly watch birds as they preen it’s not often that I’m able to actually see the preen (uropygial) gland. [...]

Great Blue Heron On Ice

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Around here life is tough on our herons when temperatures turn frigid. Finding open water for fishing is almost impossible and nights are long and difficult to survive without much food in the belly [...]