Mother Nature is certainly most impressive.

Just imagine flying for 40 hours non-stop over the open ocean on a journey that takes you between New Brunswick, Canada, and Bermuda. Once you get to Bermuda, you rest three days, before stretching your wings and doing it again for another 30-hour flight to the Bahamas.

Much to the delight of bird lovers and Facebook followers, that's exactly what a Great Blue Heron passionately named "Harper" did just recently. That's what she's been doing since the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife began monitoring the big bird back in 2019.

Harper, along with her cohorts Cornelia and Ragged Richard, has been the focus of a Facebook group called the Heron Observation Network of Maine for a couple of years now, ever since they were fitted with solar-powered GPS devices that show their whereabouts.

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Since Harper was tagged in the Maine town of Harpswell in 2019 she has summered in New Brunswick. The GPS tells us that she left Canada to migrate south on her 7-day journey on October 2, and then flew 40 hours non-stop while battling an eastward wind all the way to Bermuda. Harper's speed averaged almost 30 mph and at times reached 46 mph at an average altitude of 492 feet.

Harper then decided to hang out in the wetlands in Bermuda for three days, eating a few fish and maybe a snake or two, before then departing for the Bahamas, another 30-hour flight away.

She must have wanted to get the journey over with, because she only spent 8 hours in the Bahamas before taking flight once again on October 9 for Guajaca Uno, Cuba, her final destination, some 2,130 miles from where she began.

Stroll Through These Photos Of The Brewer Riverwalk

The 1.1mile-long Brewer Riverwalk gives a vantage point to all three bridges that cross between Brewer and Bangor and the Bangor Waterfront. There's plenty of park benches along the way to sit and take in the sights.

Be The Former President's Neighbor In This Home In Kennebunkport

Buy this home and then keep up with the neighbors in one of Maine's most exclusive summer neighborhoods.

This five-bedroom four-bath home is located at 271 Ocean Avenue in Kennebunkport just down the road from the Bush compound on Walker's Point. Buy it for $9.25 million, and then just imagine taking the dog out for a walk some summer morning and crossing paths with former President George W. Bush, your new neighbor.

There is no doubt that you'd experience the coast of Maine at its finest as you would own this classic Cape Cod-style home on 1.6 acres of land with 200 feet of coastline.

The place comes with a swimming pool that overlooks the ocean and you'd have your own tennis court to enjoy.

The home is listed by Legacy Properties Sotheby's International Realty and you can find out more on









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