Hey Serendipidy, I hope your heron friend doesn't leave you! It'd be worse than a divorce or death in the family. I know how addicted to the pond I've become this summer and everything changes around here late October! Then there is almost nothing. Well not quite, there are always chickadees and nuthatches and woodpeckers but you freeze your fingers shooting.
You must have the world record for the best BCNHeron photos. Must be an awful lot of fish where you are too. Any worth photographing? Jumping fish??
Thanks Jack. Here, we only have 2 seasons....raining and not raining.
My house is on a drainage ditch which is usually about 2-3 feet deep and 15 feet wide. It is brackish since it eventually drains into a small lake and finally, the ocean. In the ditch, there are literally hundreds and hundreds of various sized Tilapia. I rarely see them jump (and could never get a photo of that) except when a larger fish, such as a barracuda (some live in the lake), is after them. The water is usually very murky and often also smells bad from decaying vegetation and all the fish pooping or dying.
On one of the clearer days, I will post a photo of the fish schools in the ditch.
I do not miss the cold winters of the central N. American continent.