This is the start of the Great Blue Herons nesting and breeding. The last 2 days we have begun our season too.
It’s a different type of photography and now I remember what the struggles are. Yesterday was the first day for me and my metering was off on many shots. Today was another issue, in flight from dark shadows into bright sun, and maybe back to shadows.
The image here is a Heron, over the swamp shadows, flying off to gather sticks and grasses to begin nesting, and keeping his mate happy.