Taken at Kai Tai Lagoon, this week.
We went to take other pictures and then started walking home. I took one last zoom picture…. shhhhh, she’s asleep.
She and I rest some, just enjoying the morning sun.
Our heron is grooming again. We had a discussion last night: do they have more bones in the neck than people? And what about giraffes?
Here is a lovely blog post about birds and bones and herons’ necks from 2013: http://rosy-finch.blogspot.com/2013/10/the-unfeathered-bird-review-and.html. Add that book to my wish list, it sounds both gorgeous and fascinating.
Our heron keeps an eye on us, her paparazzi, but begins to groom her feathers in the early morning fun. I am thinking about keeping my balance on the branch, way up in the air, and then I cannot do that with my neck. She is amazing! And so calm and relaxed moving on a high branch in the tree.
For the Daily Prompt: athletic. I wish I were that strong and limber.
I moved around the tall tree taking photographs. Our heron perches so comfortably, high up. Her feathers are so complex and beautiful.