My Sunday walk around Horn Pond started normally enough.
I parked and walked right to the edge of the pond.
There a few ducks (as usual) swimming around
and a couple of bright red maple leaves floating on the water.
Suddenly the big Blue Heron flew right in front of me!
I'd never seen him so close to the edge of the lot.
He set down and waded around the edge of the pond.
Isn't he pretty?
I followed him until I couldn't see him any more, then took off walking.
As I got to the top of the first hill under the trees,
an elderly couple were stopped and staring up.
The woman said she'd seen the heron fly up to the top of the trees.
I'd seen him fly before, but never up into the trees.
Sure enough, there he was.
Posing for me!
Such a gift!
These are almost straight out of the camera.
I cropped a bit, and removed some of the leaves that were distracting.
So excited to "show off" these shots!