Day of the Herons
That sounds a bit like a 1970s Cold War spy novel.
I went back to Lido for another sunrise yesterday. I was hoping for photos of Pelicans but there were mostly a lot of Herons and Skimmers. I tried to get photos of the Skimmers actually skimming the water but my camera wasn’t up to the task.
Here is a Heron watching the sun come up:
Another one, further down the beach, who seemed to just be relaxing. The ability for these birds to stand still and do nothing is amazing.
When you see them head-on they can look pretty goofy.
And when the walk was over, this one was standing a few feet from my car as if he had been waiting for me to get back.