He’s still trying to figure out what’s next. Just outside the image is an island rookery that had a larger than usual number of Tricolored nests.
Now we have a new, and larger, local generation of the midsized Herons wandering around this swamp.
They won’t stay much longer. In the photograph you can see how the thick vegetation has covered the water. Hunting is harder, Alligators more hidden.
When he gets hungry, or has a close call with a gator, it’s a short flight to marshes and river banks.