This afternoon we visited Paradise Pond which is a secluded pond in the middle of town. It is filled with night herons, turtles and a few great blue herons, starting their mating ritual and building and refurbishing last year’s nests. This heron was selecting a choice stick to use in his nest. He plucked a stick from the water and flew to his nest shortly after I took this shot.
SOOC (cropped slightly)