The other morning was the chilliest so far this fall, and completely overcast, with occasional drizzle, so I wasn’t sure I’d see much on my walk. But I was delighted to encounter several of my favorite bird friends! The Wood Stork featured above was foraging among the marsh grasses, when he suddenly leapt up and made a tricky hop over the railing to continue his breakfast on the other side of the boardwalk.
This Cattle Egret was clearly hunkering down against the weather. He stared right at me, as I zipped up my jacket, as if to be sure I noticed how much he could fluff up his feathers against the wind.
Two Tri-colored Herons were also hunched over in the damp cool morning air, hanging out as they typically do on the railing, never flinching as I walked right past them.
Even the Great Blue Heron seemed to be crouching extra low in the water as he stalked his morning meal.
My walk was a little shorter than usual, due to the weather, but I’ll bet the fishing was great that morning!