It sure is hot out!

Last week, I was headed down to Ponce De Leon Park whenI noticed this Yellow Crowned Night Heron cooling off in the Vivante pond.  You don’t often see wading birds actually immersing themselves like this but, I’ll just bet the water felt nice and cool.  Originally, he was in completely up to his neck with only the head showing but, when I got a little closer, he gradually lifted himself out of the water for a  shake and a little run along the shore before resuming his normal standing, but slightly damp pose.  As usual, you can click on the picture for a larger view.



About birds n' bugs

Retired, living in SW Florida and spending my time at nature photography in my local area. I volunteer with a couple of local organizations to help my adopted home town. Travelling is now by airplane and car instead of a sailboat but happy anyway.
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