This young Green Heron waited with patience for food to come near ...
|Green Heron - immature|
... much more patiently than the photographer who hoped to capture its strike. Within seconds of my turning away from the heron, it made a strike and then retreated along the branches to down its meals ...
|Green Heron - a successful strike|
|Green Heron - lunch|
Elsewhere, hen Wood Ducks watched over young, and a pair took over a log which rightfully belonged to painted turtles ... at least that seems to be the opinion of the turtle looking on. The Wood Duck on the right is a drake in eclipse plumage.
|Wood Ducks & painted turtles|
|Wood Duck - drake, eclipse plumage|
Many young American Robins were following parents, but this young fledgling appears hopeful that a parent will come to it ...
|American Robin - fledgling|