Eagle Pond: Curious Heron
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Goosle alternative: Mrs. checks me out while Mr. takes oats
We visited the Goosles this morning before setting off for Oxford; my mother brought oats, and we braved the chill and the drizzle so that I could bid them farewell (pro tem.). Mr and Mrs. both took oats from my mother's hand, and this heron was surprisingly intrigued by our presence. The heron actually approached us: it didn't come right over, but certainly wanted a closer look.
I've uploaded other shots of the Goosles and heron to Flickr (right from here).
Mr. taking oats (Look how small he is; he's a large Egyptian goose!)
Mrs. hisses at a crow while the heron looks on
Heron in flight