When it started raining quite hard at Myakka State Park, I was surprised to see this great blue heron standing in the parking lot getting soaked. Then, things got really interesting when he started dancing. Yep, dancing in the rain!
This bird hopped, jumped, flapped its wings and pretty much let its guard down and just had fun in the downpour. I was tucked inside my car and couldn't believe what I seeing. What a goofy bird! But, when he finished dancing he wasn't done having fun.
He found this stick and starting playing with it...tossing it up and down. When I mentioned the bird to a park ranger he immediately knew who I was talking about and where he was located in the park. Apparently, this great blue heron has quite a reputation for silly behavior.