Friday, April 18, 2008
No, the heron was not taking off in flight. It had been preening its feathers for over an hour when it suddenly took a few steps while flapping its wings, and then settled down for more preening. I am amazed that I got these photos so I don't mind that they are not the best lighting or focus. Mallards and wood ducks were swimming about the hummocks that the heron was on. The mallards even sat down next to the heron and the big bird did not mind. When clicked, these photos will open, full size, in a new window.
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