Like a sculpture, this lava heron (Butorides sundevalli) was motionless while intently studying small fish being swept by the receding tide through a small channel between tide pools, near Darwin Beach on Tower Island. It darted forward to catch a wriggling silvery fish.
"Gloamingthe sky holds
the still pale grey of a heron, watchful
among the tide-pools of the shore"
Kathleen Jamie The Heron 2002