Thursday – A Little Personal – Peggy Update

It has been a while since I gave you an update on Peggy the Heron. First of all here is a photo of Peggy taken by my wife in our backyard.


She is happy and healthy. Here is another taken on aΒ walk on Monday morning. The sunrise made everything a golden color. As you can see, Peggy is up to her old trick of getting fish from those, who are fishing. I saw that she was given several pieces, so it did pay off.


Peggy has taken to perching on the chimneys of various houses in the neighborhood. I guess she has an advantaged view from up there.

Here is one taken in the morning.


Here is one taken at dusk. Yes, the neighbor’s house is pink.


Here is another in the morning.


Here is the last photo. It was taken yesterday catching Peggy as she was approaching the Gulf.


All the photos were taking within a two-week period so you can tell Peggy gets around.


  1. Gwen Plano · ·

    Peggy is beautiful, and your wife is an amazing photographer to capture her as she did. We had nesting ducks next to our home last year and grew quite attached. You would have thought the ducklings were our own.

    1. I know how it is. We have a family in the pond behind the house. They are so cute. Thanks, Gwen. πŸ™‚

  2. Haha. Peggy is wonderful. Thanks for the update. This is a charming idea for a post, John. I was thinking those very words, before I read your last statement — Peggy definitely gets around! I know the heron will have a thriving Thursday, and I hope you and your wife have a thriving Thursday too. Mega hugs.

    1. Look at you! Talk about Thriving Thursday. Teagan’s day off. What could be more thriving than that? Enjoy. Hugs

      1. Since my “escape plan” for October didn’t work out, I’ll be having many scattered days off for the next 2 months, for “use or lose” leave. No complaints about that! Thrive on.

      2. Yes. Use is de rigour!!!!

  3. Great to hear she’s doing well and surveying her kingdom. Guess the fish counts as rent. πŸ™‚

    1. Ha ha ha. Thanks, Charles.

  4. A beautiful bird with personality!

    1. Yes she is. Notice her grumpy look when you take her picture. She has that down pat. Thanks, Jan.

  5. Peggy does seem to be making her rounds. This is great, John!

    1. She is a hoot. Thanks, Jill

  6. Good on Peggy – she doesn’t let anything stop her getting out and about! πŸ˜€

    1. She should be an inspiration. Thanks, Jan

  7. I like her. It’s like she’s a local celebrity or something.

    1. Only on my blog. The rest of the community is pretty much unaware of her. Thanks, Craig.

      1. I’ll bet the fishermen know her.

      2. They do. I caught one guy throwing sticks at her. He complained that she was trying to take his bait. I told him to give her a piece of bait and she will leave him alone. Either that I went on or explain to the conservation police why he shouldn’t be charged with a felony abuse of a wild animal charge. He gave her a piece of bait.

      3. Wow, some people just don’t get it.

  8. So majestic. She clearly knows she’s got it all together πŸ™‚

    1. She also is the Alpha Heron around here. All the others give her wide berth. Thanks, Mae Clair.

  9. Peggy lives quite a good life. Great pictures, John. Thanks for sharing. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne

    1. She does. Thanks, Suzanne.

  10. Good to see Peggy is doing so well. Love the shots of her on the various rooftops, most likely scoping out her next fisherman to cozy up to!

    1. This is a new thing for her. I think you are right about scoping out the fishermen.

  11. She does seem to get around. I think I’d give her part of my catch, she’s a cutie.

    1. She does get her share. Thanks, Dan

  12. That’s exactly what I was thinking – Peggy does get around. Beautiful pics!

    1. Thanks, Teri. πŸ™‚

  13. Thanks John.. Peggy is lovely and seems to have made herself at home in your neck of the woods.. perhaps because there is so much fish! x

    1. I think so. She was fishing in the pond behind our house this morning.

  14. Ha ha. Seems she’s moved in. Does that mean she has squatting rights–as in wherever she hangs her hat (you know what I mean), she welcome to stay rent-free? πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€
    The pictures are lovely. Thanks for the tour, John. Somehow, I’ve missed earlier introduction to Peggy.

    1. You were in your quiet phase. Yes she has rights of ownership. πŸ™‚

      1. It’s like an adoption, isn’t it, for both sides. πŸ˜€

      2. Perfect way to put it. Thanks, Tess.

  15. Are you sure she’s a she?? I mean, how does one tell with a heron? Regardless, Peggy is splendid! I’m not sure the herons in Gulfport ever perch atop chimneys, so Peggy is also brave. And yes, she’s active!!

    1. We are not sure since she won’t let us get close for an *ahem* exam. Since she has one broken leg we just thought Peg fit. πŸ™‚

      1. HaHa, good one!! Have you seen her sitting on a nest? That would be another clue, you know … probably safer, too!

      2. No nests. Yes that would be safer. πŸ™‚

  16. Isn’t it nice that Peggy allows you and your neighbors to share her space!

    1. We asked if it was okay and nicely she said yes. πŸ˜€

    1. Thanks, Caz. πŸ™‚

  17. She’s a beauty ~ I especially love that first shot!

    1. Yes. It is a great photo.

%d bloggers like this: