A popular little guy for a few minutes. This Night Heron sat on the side of a water trunk (gate to control water flow) in a large marsh. Typically a shy bird, not this one.
Notice the green coloring near the eye, this is a Heron and Egret trait during breeding season.
Just off to the side here, in the open water, is a small clump of trees and reeds. This is a rookery where the Night Herons nest. Not a great spot since this also has one of the largest Alligator populations of…well anywhere.
He pretended we weren’t there, so after a few shots we moved on. After all, he was like a statue.