Another summertime favorite here on the Colorado plains. While some linger throughout the winter, it is during the summer that I see most of these large birds.
This past weekend I was sitting on the shore of a local pond and two of the herons came in and landed nearby. They were initially out of sight but began working their way closer, entirely oblivious to me sitting there. They gave me some great poses and eventually decided the fishing wasn’t too good there and departed. Here, one lifts its wings and begins its launch while the other watches in the background.