I was pulling out of the marina parking lot when I noticed this one lone duck just sitting there gazing toward the trees. All the others had moved on down the stream.
I pulled over and crossed the road to get closer and followed the duck's gaze into the trees ...
One of the guys at the nearby fish shack said they are herons. The one farther up in the tree never moved but the other one posed a bit for me. At one point I felt he was looking right into my eyes. Then he grew tired of me and gave me the butt.
There are many creeks and streams in and around my town and I'm pleased to say that many local groups work hard to protect them.