How many more times can I use the word post in this post?
PePop is the person who gave Big Bird his name. Through the fall and winter, PePop would send cards and letters. In his letters, there were always drawings of the animals that had recently visited the creek. And along with the drawings were the names PePop had christened them with. The Great Blue Heron was dubbed Big Bird because, well, he's a big bird. Every Great Blue Heron that I have seen since the age of about 7 is named Big Bird. My younger siblings grew up calling the herons Big Bird and my children call the herons Big Bird.
And when I traveled to Deltaville after the Tornado, it was a welcome sight to see Big Bird feeding in his usual spot in the creek.