Just Missed Dinner
Photograph - Digital Photography
This Green Heron (Butorides virescens) let me slowly move closer to it at our local park just before sunset tonight, then suddenly swooped over the duckweek-covered pond and struck for a fish. It missed, and let out a series of frustrated squawks before perching on this partially submerged branch closer to me. It remained agitated for several more seconds, with its crest raised like this and mouth opened, before it resumed its near-catatonic state that is the more typical green heron demeanor. Lions Park, Temple, Texas.
November 11th, 2018
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