Cypress Knees that is.
This corner of the pond has been a recent favorite spot of a Great Egret. He paces back and forth along this bank, occasionally fishing.
The second two images were taken about an hour later and I was standing facing where I had taken the first two shots. The Egret had left and returned while I was down the trail.
These birds will stare at the water for an amazing length of time, just waiting for something to move.
Taken February 8, 2019.