The black and white bird is a black phoebe -- a sweet little flycatcher that I watched hawking for little insects in a cattail marsh. He sits, watches, then swoops out to catch an insect in midair.
A great blue heron slowly eases his way forward while fishing in a small pond. While I sketched him an otter also came to the pond. Often I find the real treasures happen when I'm sitting quietly and sketching.
|The heron is having none of this! He quickly climbs up on shore and keeps an eye on the otter's meanderings.|