Two Black-Crowned Night Herons were dozing near the Headquarters Pond at St. Marks. Though they are Black-Crowned, they definitely had the blues that evening--even though they were wearing their golden slippers.
In the picture below, you can see the tip of the bill peeking out just at the breast.
The S of SNB is a kindergarten teacher in a public school in Tallahassee, Florida. Her better half is B. He is self-employed as a lawnscaper. They have two fine adult sons --and an amazing daughter-by-marriage. They are the grandparents of one delightful little boy and his sweet, infant sister!