Or more importantly, follow lunch. The wading birds in the rear often reap the benefits of a meal stirred up by those in the lead.
Donnelley Wildlife Management Area
August 29, 2021
After his less than elegant landing on the other side of the pond this Great Blue Heron decided to move on.
A few flaps of his wings and he cleared the pond and headed for the dike by the river.
A few palm trees along he path let us know we are in the south.
Middleton Place, Charleston, SC
September 14, 2021
This Great Blue Heron flew across the pond as I approached. I had a nice view as the pondside reeds have been cut back.
The water was high and he didn’t stop at the edge of where they sometimes hang out, even with Alligators lurking at the edge.
The heron lifted up over that Hummock, headed for a nearby tree.
Donnelley Wildlife Management Area, SC
September 19, 2021
Tamron 19-400 MM lens, with some chromatic aberration in the flight over water images that Topaz sharpen made worse. The first two images are without any sharpening.
He squawked, otherwise I would have walked right by without seeing him.