OK, now this is the way it’s supposed to work. A recent article was a series of shots where the Heron did the opposite of the ‘normal’.
Above, the Heron bent his knees, leaned toward and glanced in the direction of flight.
An odd angle but he jumped where expected.
Above was the follow through. If there is no rush most of the time you can anticipate the flight path.
The other times… it’s exactly what you didn’t want them to do.