Great Egret nesting season is over and there are just a few left hanging around the rookery area, sort of at loose ends. This one in the foreground had taken a walk into a dense wet area away from the pond.
The other one seemed to think he was missing something.
Bird number one wanted to be on his own and marched across the walking path.
A fellow photographer pointed out this nest where he had seen three Yellow-crowned Night-heron chicks the day before. With the fuzzy head and how he was mostly laying down I’d guess a week or 10 days old.
After a bit the first chick and one nest-mate, rather camouflaged to the right in the twigs, stood up for a look around.
From a different angle a quarter of a way around the tree I spotted one chick. He looked older, but it’s hard to say for sure with the curtain of Spanish Moss.
If you zoom in you’ll see an eye of a second bird to the left of the standing bird, at nest-top level, just before the big clump of Spanish Moss.
In contrast to Green Heron, Over My Head, Two Views sometimes I see birds below my level, from a boardwalk or dike. While not the head-on image we might prefer, this Green Heron was close enough for details of his gorgeous feathers.