Just a few shots...
of this long-legged Great Blue Heron.
Actually I am not sure if it is the same one or not...and these were just taken this afternoon...the first two are of the same GBH,
The Great Blue Herons were flying around everywhere over the lake, and that first had landed on the water...as if it expected it to be shallow water. It quickly flew up and over and landed on this.
I have never seen Great Blue Herons land in deep water before...there were at least 3 or 4 that we saw do this...they would land and quickly fly up and away. It really surprised me how easily they seemed to lift up from the water. I so wish I had thought to take a video of it.