The bird napping in the tree is a great blue heron. In the last two posts, the heron had its head tucked under its wing. I did not try to get closer because I did not want to disturb the nap any more. The clue from a distance was that the heron is only about 30 feet up in the tree and looked huge: too big for an owl or a hawk and not an eagle.
The Kai Tai Lagoon Nature Park is right down the hill from my house, about 5 blocks, and near Safeway and two blocks from our busiest road. And we have lots of birds….