A Great Blue Heron is barely visible in the above landscape, and my photo suffers from the poor light:
The sky took on a threatening appearance and light rain began falling before I could get back to the house:
The rain stopped just as I exited the road from the wetlands and entered the gate to our subdivision, so I checked out the lake from a small park located a few doors from our home.
Two Wood Storks were following a Tricolored Heron along the opposite shore:
The heron seemed to be spotting places where fish were disturbing the water, and it would wait for the storks to catch up. Perhaps both are benefiting by this association. The heron is finding prey and the storks are stirring the water to disperse them into its open jaws. The stork also shades the water with one wing, probably encouraging small fish to seek safety in the shadow:
A Great Egret was wading along my side of the lake, to the east. The sun was behind it, causing its image to be in deep shadow, like a silouhette. Back-lighting sometimes enhaces the profile of white birds, but the photos must be carefully brightened.
A third stork came into view from the right (east) end of the lake and caught up with the other two. Then it flew over close to me where the egret was fishing:
The stork and egret stayed close together and I saw the stork catch one fairly large fish.
One of the other storks then flew in, and the egret immediately flew away. (If video does not load in the space below, CLICK THIS LINK