I heard a familiar chattering and spotted this Green Heron precariously balanced on a limb overhanging the dike.
He soon moved to a more secure location.
There were at least two other Green Herons in the vicinity and I’m not sure if they were trying to stay together or get some personal space.
Before long all three took off for the other end of the pond.
Donnelley Wildlife Management Area, SC
September 5, 2021