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Do Herons travel alone in New England?

We live in Massachusetts, and love trees, flowers, and wildlife of all kinds. Sometimes when wandering around marshy areas, especially in New Hampshire and Vermont, we're blessed with a sighting of a Heron. I don't know how to identify the breeds, but I think Great Blue may be the most common in our region. We generally scare it, accidentally of course, while it's resting in the swamp grass, or out on the water, and off it flies to the top of a nearby tree, displaying its full beauty. Although we stay very still, it doesn't come back within close enough range to take a picture.

Since we've rarely, if ever, seen more than one at a time, I wonder if they generally travel alone. If so, are they territorial, meaning that if we return to the area, would we see the same bird?