We were on the way back from eating out when we decided to stop and try for one more chance of getting a good picture of the local eagles. My dad and I had our cameras and my mom and my parents’ “Chinese Granddaughter” came along just to stretch their legs. Actually, they had little choice since my dad and I had already decided to stop.
We saw a couple of eagles at a distance, but the setting sun was just in the wrong position, blotting out any view across the estuary. Other people came and went, mostly walking through but stopping to see if they might get lucky and see an eagle or other sight.
We were about ready to give it up and head back when we heard a squawk. The Great Blue Heron that had been on the other side of the estuary decided it wanted to come up and say “Hi”. The big bird took off, flew the short distance across the water and landed just a few feet away. Unfortunately it was directly into the sun, but I moved around to try to get a good angle. It sat, stretched, bobbed around and was the center of attention for a few minutes. My dad and I took a lot of pictures and a couple walking through pulled out their phones for some. After a couple of minutes it flew back to where it had started.
So I got a big smile out of the Great Blue who obviously wanted his or her picture taken.
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