A visitor in our backyard, of late, is this very wary crane (HERON>>>Thanks for the correction Two Rod!!!) We have a small spring fed rivulet running through the back yard…a wildland area of sorts. The crane (Heron) sits perched over the water looking for the very few small fish that barely survive in this water. I have only seen three very little fish in this water over the years.
This morning, I peered out the kitchen window and saw the crane (Heron). Often we have coyotes moving through the yard, so I am vigilant for them. But, the crane (Heron) just started visiting. Try as I might, this bird was very aware of my attempt to sneak out the back door and capture a shot. I got one chance and this was the result before the gangly bird took flight. A bit blurry but fun to try!
“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be
satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.”