A series of canals that run along and between some old rice fields has become a gathering spot for young Black-crowned Night-herons.
When the tide is out there is a buffet of crabs and other creatures exposed for lunch down in the canals.
When we passed through the tide was in and the birds exhibited heron patience in the trees.
A few of them swapped positions, pushing each other around, but this one just held his position.
A few more of the juvenile Black-crowned Night-herons were in another tree line but proved to be a bit more skittish.