I went into my utility shed for a few moments yesterday, and when I came out this guy was apparently waiting for me. He followed me down the walkway, across the seawall, and up to my back porch:
A Beautiful White Heron (also known as a Great White Heron or a Great White Egret)
I think he was trying to talk to me as I sat at a table on the porch and photographed him:
but I couldn’t figure out what he was trying to say
so I went inside and closed the back door; then I peaked out of the window and discovered that he was standing just outside the door: I had to grab the camera, go out the front door and run around the house to get this picture:
I have no doubt that if I had left the door open, he would have come right on in!
This guy also came calling:
A juvenile Blue Heron
These beautiful birds are obviously looking for food and although my neighbors – most of whom have gone north for the summer – often feed them hot dogs and other junk food, I refuse to feed them anything (but they watch me catch bait and fish, and they still come looking for handouts)!
A not-so-green juvenile Little Green Heron
An Adult Green Heron