An Egret that I did not see until the last minute.
I was using a mid sized lens and stubbornly refused to swap it out for my longer (and better) one. There was a logic, I had been carrying the bigger lens for days and my arms / shoulders were protesting.
This day I (foolishly) decided to stick with the mid size. A little closer on these images would have been nice.
Right after this Egret I spotted 2 Bald eagles hunting in tandem. It was a great sight, and not a single shot because of the distance.
There will be some new lighter gear in my pack pretty soon.