Goofy Birds

A Great Blue Heron took a stroll in front a Wood Stork and small flock of American White Pelicans.

White Pelicans, Wood Stork, Great Blue Heron
White Pelicans, Wood Stork, Great Blue Heron

He was oblivious to the photo-bombers beyond him.

White Pelicans, Wood Stork, Great Blue Heron
White Pelicans, Wood Stork, Great Blue Heron

The “big gulp” has got to make some noise, but the Heron was not diverted.

White Pelicans, Wood Stork, Great Blue Heron
White Pelicans, Wood Stork, Great Blue Heron

Interestingly, the Wood Stork and Pelicans were feeding steadily but the dozen or so Great Blue Herons around this area weren’t showing any interest in food.

White Pelicans, Wood Stork, Great Blue Heron
White Pelicans, Wood Stork, Great Blue Heron

Fungi

These fungi images were taken a few days apart in October. The first one was tucked up against a tree. The tree stood off a path where I couldn’t get closer. The color was what made me notice.

Tree Fungi
Tree Fungi

A few days later I saw a similarly colored free-standing patch of a similar fungus.

Ground Fungi
Ground Fungi

Green Heron in Mud

The tide was almost out and this Green Heron was looking for a snack in the shallow water along the edge of the river.

Green Heron Stalking Mud
Green Heron Stalking Mud

I missed the catch but captured the meal being swung about.

Green Heron with Fish
Green Heron with Fish

Then, instead of eating the fish right away the heron took it for a walk.

Green Heron with Fish
Green Heron with Fish

He kept right on walking into some reeds at the edge of the river, out of my sight.

Green Heron with Fish
Green Heron with Fish