Had an opportunity to test out some lens combinations this past week and was able to catch some of the wading birds at Electric Lake in action.
If you look closely at the Heron’s neck, you’ll see that it has a decent flesh wound. Herons can be quite territorial with regard to other Herons and this one likely sustained this damage in a territorial dispute.
While the Heron mostly feeds at dusk and dawn, the Egret is fairly active all day long and you can watch it hunt and fly from spot to spot.
The Green Herons at Electric Lake are much smaller than the Blue Heron and Great Egret, and you’ll have to look closely to find them. Look for them in the shallows and patrolling the banks.