They must have a totally different concept of ‘being comfortable’.
I may have shot this hanging out the car window. One of those ‘STOP…’ !
Several times we came on the smaller herons standing in the mangroves. After the light started to fade the green colors reflected into the water like this.
Sunset over a salt marsh. Never get tired of these.
It was good to see this White Pelican was able to (barely) miss landing on his friends. Once they get close like this things don’t always work out as planned.
It looks like he pulled back a little to glide past the main group. Very thoughtful of him.
Behind the Pelicans you can see various other birds like American Avocet, Glossy Ibis, and Snowy Egrets.
Everything had a sharp golden glow at the time due to sunrise being at my back.
Great Egrets are looking around here, making plans. The Herons have first choice, however Egrets will eventually outnumber them. That gets tricky since the species has never gotten along very well.
No nest here yet, but it certainly looks like he thinks the spot looks good.
Why they are called Night Herons (Yellow-crowned).
I’ve seen them do worse, like a turtle.