I caught this Black-crowned Night-heron dropping feet first into a clump of grass on a pond hummock.
It looked like a tricky maneuver and I doubted he would stick the landing.
With the bird weighing between 1 1/2 and 2 pounds (675-900 g), at the least I expected the grass to bend to the ground.
But the grass held up and there he sat.
Donnelley Wildlife Management Area, SC
November 27, 2021