We got a little bit of a reprieve from the heat and humidity overnight, and the sun came up on a cloudless sky, so it was a great morning in Estabrook.
I saw a blue heron on the pond, and maybe it’s the same one Bonnie and I saw yesterday afternoon, but it doesn’t look like it’s had its coffee yet.
We didn’t see the night heron yesterday, but it was back in its usual spot this morning, and its eyelid looks a little droopy too. Must have been a heck of a night.
Not everyone was sleepy this morning, however. Here’s Ol’ Snappy on the move just off the island.
And here’s a squirrel chowing down on a big nut on a branch over the path that circles the pond.
On the river, there was another blue heron, and this one was quite the fishing maven. Here goes fish number one, a nice big one.
And not five minutes later, here goes fish number two, a bit smaller, but I hear they pack just as much flavor.
Lastly, look who I found hanging out with the mallards and wood ducks on a pile of driftwood.
Yup, that’s a cormorant, and here it is from a better angle. I wonder if that’s the same one that visited the pond last week. It’s wearing that same self-satisfied expression on its face, so maybe, eh?