|Short-billed Dowitcher in the shadow of a Heron
|I changed the angle, but couldn't quite get the Heron's reflection out of shot
|A fortunate shot as the Dowitcher took flight
A moment later a shout from Brett had me heading back down the path where he had located the Dowitcher at what felt like point blank range. It wasn't, but it felt like it after two visits with no views and four more with only distant ones. It stood alert for a minute or so before taking flight again. Brett was back for his 8th visit, one more than me, so I was grateful for his shout, and we both felt we had earned our close-up.
|A less tightly cropped shot showing more of the Heron's reflection