We had been missing our Great Blue Heron, who hadn't shown up for almost two weeks. Today we spotted it on the pond shore. While looking at it we also saw two Anhingas and 10 Shoveler ducks. We have never before had that many Shovelers at one time. We are taking part in the U. of Cornell's Backyard Bird Watch, and reporting species and numbers on Saturday and Sunday. If we have anything unusual, that bird shows up on Friday or Monday!