Reeds around the edge of the canal prevented me from getting the approach.
The rest all happened in less than two seconds.
The Great Blue Heron is a very graceful flyer, despite his size.
No points this time due to an uneven landing.
Is that an Alligator or a log?
It could be either but the Heron prudently took a quick hop over it before settling down.
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Donnelley Wildlife Management Area, November 25, 2016