Lyle the Little Blue Heron has offered me many photo ops, and I’ve been saving what I consider the best…
…For the New Year, when wading Birds have mostly migrated south, departing our icy, snow-smothered marsh.
Here is Lyle in early October, having just landed upon one of his favorite feeding pools, a split second before folding his wings.
The variegated colors of this Little Blue Heron comprise just one of his many glories, chief of which is Lyle’s winsome personality.
I do hope a bit of the latter shines through in this portrait.