There have been several appearances of herons here at Flora and Fauna, most have been great blues. Man captured this one while we were walking in one of the burned (July 2011) areas of Gulf State Park.
One ?benefit? of the burning is we can see the lay of the land and the birds and water fowl so easily. Man walked out as far as he could on dry solid land to get this photo, as far as he could without spooking the heron. Just a few mores steps after this photo and it flew off.
Love trying to capture them with the Sony and love the way they slowly walk and stalk their dinner in the shallow waters.