One Reason I Ride a Bike: To See Stuff Like This
Canal-side Heron Breakfast Vigil
I didn't want to disturb him as he looked for breakfast. So I got about this close, and took some pics. Then a jogger jogged by, and both of us being so near to him crossed his threshold of tolerance for people. Can't blame him. He took off, a couple of easy wing beats, and he was across the canal, perched on the other side. And I thought, a canal that attracts Great Blue Heron is a canal I want to bicycle along. Thank you, tiny silver Great Blue Heron breakfast fishies for feeding this guy. I hope your numbers increase, and bring in more big blue-gray birds. I paused in my commute to have a moment to watch the bird, to contemplate his existence, to breathe in some morning air. Not to get from A to B fast as possible, but to take a moment. Reason to ride a bike number 712: moments watching Great Blue Herons having breakfast along the canal. Get up. Go ride.