Take a peek through the trunk…with me…
Eeeeek, that is a freaky-looking heron! It’s a mutant!!!!!
Oh, wait, it’s only got the requisite number of legs, that’s a relief! I don’t know what that metal thing is; this is a flood control area in Scottsdale that I’ve written about before so maybe that is part of the control system. It’s the place with the horse gargoyles, Water Mark.
So it turns out Gilbert isn’t the only place around with Great Blue Herons. Lately, I’ve seen them at this lake when driving home from work so I stopped the other day and walked over. Too bad the “contraption” messed up my shots…and then the heron got annoyed at my closeness and flew away.