This juvenile Little Blue Heron left a small rookery island in a hurry.
He is too young to be mating there, but older than this years chicks.
An adult might have chased him off in a territory dispute. He just didn’t belong there.
My camera was preset for inflight shots so even though I didn’t expect him I was ‘almost’ ready. If not he would have been long gone before I even had time to think.