The herons were out in full force this weekend. It must be that time of year, because they were all chasing each other around and making themselves look pretty. This one spent half an hour fluffing up his feathers before being chased from his spot by a bigger heron.
Near the Falls Dam in Raleigh
From the Neuse River Greenway Trail in Raleigh.
What’s behind the rock? Whatever it is has this heron’s full attention. On the Neuse River in Raleigh.
I wish my early morning flights all looked like this. From the Falls Dam in Raleigh.
The Neuse River is basically a heron superhighway. If you don’t stop to peek through the trees, however, you’d never know it.
From the Neuse River Greenway Trail in Raleigh
Super-early, when just the first shimmer of light comes through, is a magical time to be on the Neuse River.
Do you think herons ever get startled by their own reflection in the river?