Boat Billed Heron
Originally uploaded by Michael J. Mahoney
This was the first time I saw this type of heron. Quite unusual compared to the egrets and great blues I'm used to.
I'm not looking forward to the day when my eyesight starts to go. I'm pretty sure it will as both my parents started with great vision and worked their way into a variety of types of glasses. No one and nothing, it seems, is immune to the aging process.
This great blue heron is my neighbor. He's lived here for quite a while. He was out fishing as I took Candy for a walk. He hung around long enough for me to get a nice shot even with the dog sitting next to me. Meanwhile a pair of great blue heron's were flying back and forth and another set of three flew overhead. I never would have figured that this is heron country.
I've always liked this plane. Apparently it can fly so fast that the heat from the friction of the air causes the engines to expand by 12 feet. Really a remarkable plane. We went to the Udvar-Hazy center with my parents, wife, and son. He liked watching the airplanes fly in.