We spotted this Heron from a boat, at a distance.
I don’t think of Night Herons as shore birds, but there are salt marshes, and wooded areas, along the estuaries.
These estuaries are known to be one of the clearest and most diverse in the US. I am never surprised at what we find here.
He sat in this Live Oak preening and doing the ‘fluff’ never once paying attention to us floating by.
I guess a boat is as good as a car for a ‘bird blind’.
Stono River, South Carolina.