. You can see its long tongue probing the mud for minerals and other nutrients.
Great Blue Heron
. Though these birds nest in the park, they are tough to see because they hang out in the upper tree canopy. This was the best look I can recall ever getting of one.
. This is the mother ...
. And this is the offspring ...
. And this is the father! The three were traveling as a tight knit group. The young bird may have fledged (left the nest) within 24 hours of the picture being taken.