oh how I love these birds! Last week I got lucky and saw herons two days in a row, you have to really pay attention to spot them 'cause they are so still. The water is starting to get low so I fear my viewing days are growing short.
I've read that their plumage gets longer as they age.
The creek gets drier while blackberries have shed their flowers & start to look more like snacks.
One morning it was cool out and a little foggy on the pond, I almost missed this heron. I think it's a younger bird.
the same moring just after passing the pond I saw this bundle of fuzz on top of the water in the creek, three maybe four little ducklings huddled together.