We seem to be getting a lot of action from the Blue Herron's of late. Generally we get one at a time but recently we have had as many as three. This one is one of the larger birds that visit the pond.
The first two shots are at a distance of about 60 feet. The later shots are when it decided to take flight to get to the otherside so it ended up around 150 feet away.
I played the fool and crawled down to a wall that is on the ponds edge next to my house. I was able to get to within 20 feet or so but that spooked him, hence the reason for flight. I'm sure that any neighbors that may have seen me think I am nuts. Nope, just retired with time on my hands.