I'm tempted to give this bird its own blog, The Heron, or Daily Heron, or some such name. The bird has lived at Garden City Park since the fall, and is a conspicuous presence, always up to something.
It's not shy. Here it perches on the railing of a footbridge. Then, finally tiring of attention, it flies out over the pond, croaking insults at a raft of Canada Geese. It circles back to find a perch,