Haha, the joke was on me. I was so busy paying attention to the Roseate Spoonbills, the Short Billed Dowitchers, the Marbled Godwits, the Oystercatchers, etc etc etc that I had totally overlooked the big
white bird that was sitting in the background. I need to pay more attention to my surroundings and the backgrounds....and just be more present.....a humble lesson to learn. Nevertheless, I was thrilled when
someone pointed it out to me - because this Great White Heron is a rare sighting. In any event - I'd have to say this was one of my best birding days.....then again.....every day is a great birding day!