Green Heron Reflection

Green Heron at Wilde Lake pausing from fishing. There is a nest with 4 green heron babies not far from where this was taken. The female will stay on the nest while the male goes out to hunt for the family, so this is presumably a male. I have had several missed opportunities to photograph the male coming back to the nest with food as I was not ready with my camera. I have spent many hours observing over the past several days and will continue doing so this week. I have taken nearly 2000 photographs of the green heron in that time frame and plan to take many more in the next week or so. The experience of knowing where the nest is has been fantastic for my photography journey as I am very excited to potentially photograph the babies wandering out onto the visible branches.

Lens - Tamron 100-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD @ 360m on Nikon D5500