Was off to track down a Great Blue Heron (GBH) that from all appearances had landed in a nearby pond when passing a small wooded area, I spotted that distinctive red headdress peaking out from behind a tree trunk.
It then flew to a fallen tree and began scooping up ants with its tongue.
A few minutes later it flew deeper into the trees and I continued my GBH search. It wasn't until I downloaded the photos that I could ascertain that this was probably a youngster born earlier this year. Now having fully fledged, it was out on its own in pursuit of woodpecker goodies and what better way to start a meal than with some easy to find appetizers. :)