on the way to work,
I spotted a heron standing on the shore of my favorite pond.
It's unusual to see the big birds
on the side of the pond that's close to the road
and on the side of the water treatment facility.
I parked and hopped out thinking I could get a shot or two
of the grand bird and the fall colors.
But as soon as I approached
the heron took off flying!
He flew right past me,
along the length of the pond,
until he found "safer" ground further along the water's edge.
Since I didn't have a zoom lens with me,
I tip-toed as close as I could get...
But we all know they can sense "tip toes" from yards away!
I was able to catch this one shot of him resting in the autumn weeds.
So elegant, with his long legs, neck and beak!
It was fun to wander through the changing foliage
on a cloudy, chilly morning
to try and get a shot of Mr. Heron.
Sigh. I do love the fall!
Needless to say,
I wasn't able to get very close before my friend
flew off yet again.
I chose to leave him in peace at this point
so as not to be any later to work than I already was.
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