This great blue heron (Ardea herodias) was perched on a mangrove tree branch at the entrance to a lagoon at Black Turtle Cove on Santa Cruz Island. The heron was apparently just letting time pass.
" ...the great blue herons of the estuary,
standing long-legged at water's edge,
teach me stillness."
Aino Paasonen The Herons of Ballona 1999