The Great Blue Heron have been really skiddish; flying away at my slightest move or sound when I try to sneak up on one. I watched and photo’d this one for a almost an hour from our deck.
Then I figured if he left, I’d already gotten my photos so I quit trying to be so quiet. He didn’t care when we were talking and even walking around the yard. I mean, he still kept his distance; maybe 50 yards away. But that is rare in my experience here. Maybe we’ve made a friend!
I was able to even catch him on video as he caught a fish. Watch it on YouTube here: