The other night I was at Ken Thompson Park on Sarasota Bay when I heard a loud flapping sound behind me. It was this great blue heron landing right next to me. Since it was almost sunset, I figured it was there to hunt for a nice meal. And, camera in hand, I was ready to tag along on the hunt! Slowly, it wandered along the shore. But, it really didn't appear to be looking for anything. Then, it snapped up this twig and within seconds it was airborne. I'm sure she's building a very nice nest.