This afternoon I was quite surprised to see a night heron standing on the edge of the marsh pond. I don’t normally see night herons at this time of day, and I also don’t usually see one just standing out in the open like this.
A white ibis joined the heron a short time later and clearly the night heron was not at all pleased about having to share his spot with an ibis…in fact he seemed a bit grumpy about it! Now I thought the ibis looked like a very nice, well behaved bird, but what do I know? Once the ibis moved off, the mood of the night heron seemed to improve although I do have to admit it is kind of tough to tell. 🙂