|(Yep, that actually is a picture of herons mating...)|
I had never seen heron flare/puff up their feathers before. What a show! Here are several pictures of varying degrees of showiness -
|That sleek neck turns into quite the bottle brush!|
|I didn't realize that those long, dark head feathers would stand straight up like this.|
And some other miscellaneous photos of the heron. Too bad it was such a dark, gloomy day -
A Metro bus driver who was on his break at the Park and Ride told me that the babies make quite a racket. So I still have a chance to record some crazy sounds down there.