when I looked out the door this morning I noticed - via a shadow cast on the deck - that we had a visitor. I knew right away it was a either a great egret or heron because in my mother's old neighborhood there was a guy who fed them and when they would be waiting for their food they would frequently sit on the roof of his house.
sure enough this was a lovely big white bird on our roof this morning
and in the strong sunlight I was able to get a picture of a few of my turtle friends across the river.
another day in the wilds of nature - LOL