When we spotted this bird he was already watching us. Since there was a large drainage ditch between us he didn’t fly right off, which of course provided plenty of time for our photos.
The reeds were actually part of an old rice field, probably from around the late 1800’s. This rice field was also home to various Egrets, Ibis, Rails, and even Canada Geese. You could spin like a top trying to capture everything around you.