This young heron has adopted the pond at Garden City Park as its winter home. This past week, the weather threw it a curve. Ice. The pond is completely frozen. Where will the bird find food?
The heron hears trickling, or perhaps sees a reflected flicker in the outflow drain, where there is adequate current to maintain a small channel of open water. Those bars are close enough together to keep out adventurous children, but the heron's serpentine neck is perfectly adapted to deal with such obstacles.