What's so nice is that it was completely free and only about 15 minutes from the busy tourist area.
And the birds were wonderfully cooperative about me and my camera.
No sooner had I rounded a curve and just LOOK what was there!:
His blue was gorgeous!
And just to my right, were ALSO
I was so excited!
And my daughter and my hubby?
Still gabbing at the nearby bench.
So I went past them, gave them a smile and headed to the left of the little peninsula they were sitting at.
And saw THIS!:
I knew he was splashing and fishing, and I hoped I would catch him getting one.
Mmmm...takes just like chicken....
Here's a blurry closeup of it again:
I loved his black eyebrows!
Ooooo...but THIS guy took my breath away:
And look at this guy's claws.
He looks so peaceful....but LOOK at his claws!: