Little Blue Heron

What Is That?

Wading birds usually don’t pay any attention to what the other creatures around them are doing. This one, however, was intrigued by something moving at the pond’s surface.

Little Blue Heron
Little Blue Heron

The water was thickly covered with duck weed and fallen leaves, and there is a thick tangle of other pond vegetation.

Little Blue Heron
Little Blue Heron

At first I thought it might be an Alligator and wondered about the Little Blue’s wisdom in checking it out as it thrashed a bit.

Little Blue Heron
Little Blue Heron

I never saw a head stick up  and I now think it might have been a turtle.

Little Blue Heron
Little Blue Heron

The Little Blue Heron didn’t provoke a reaction and kept on moving in his search for lunch.

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