It is almost dark - we are in search of an elusive flock of shore birds - just one more road - one more look - and look what we found
First - one heron, sitting beside the road - still as can be
And then two more Great Blue Herons - in the grasses of a wetlands near the approach to Samish Island - it is getting darker - harder to see them and harder to get photos.
Another one - walking the other way past the one in the deep grass.
One more by the blackberry vines. There were others that were farther out and it was getting too dark for them to show up on photos.
And three more
Closer to the road - a better shot of the next one
One nearby with a nifty feather on the back of its head
Two more - looking for one last meal before dark
A little scuffle - someone got a bit too close
Waiting. As it grew darker we kept counting - we saw a total of 32 Great Blue Herons - what excitement. There are one or two rookeries nearby - we will certainly return and look for herons again.