After I had bought my bread in the Wildflour Bakery in Freestone I went further on to Bodega Bay. Since it was a very windy day I thought that the waves would be pretty tall and made the drive up to Bodega Head. However, although the sea was rather rough, the waves weren't much taller than usual. But the wind was so strong that I had a hard time holding my camera steady, and I soon left again. Down at the bay it was much calmer, and I discovered some egrets sitting at the edge of the water.
This guy has caught a fish
While I like watching egrets standing in the water and admiring their beautiful reflection, they are even more elegant in flight and spectacular while landing.
Usually egrets are quite shy, at least the ones here at our local lake. They don't like it when you come too close. These egrets, however, didn't mind my presence at all. They stayed where they were (there were quite a lot in the water) despite me approaching them, and some of them kept on circling around.
I love the reflection in this image
They are such beautiful birds - and skillful divers when they discover a fish. I'm glad I saw them! It certainly made the morning less chilly.