I don't know what happened here tonight, but when I came back to look at comments, all of my text was gone!!
Hmmpf...here goes again.
Sunday afternoon Art and I set out to find the heron rookery at Mississippi River Regional Park in Minneapolis. It was cloudy and cool but a good day to get out and walk. There in the middle of the river was the rookery. From a distance we could see the nests in the tree-tops.
With a closer look we saw that in most of the nests stood a Great Blue Heron. All of the herons were facing the same direction, into the wind.
The long feathers of their breeding plumage were swirling in the breeze.