My husband and his friend planned to go fishing today. I was not interested in fishing that much, but was very much interested in birding at the same lake that they're gonna be, so I packed my camera and went on my solo canoeing on the lake. Usually my husband will help me rowing when we on a canoe, but today, I was by myself. At first, I had hard time adjusting the direction that I wanted to go, but soon I got on the track. At this time of the year, the water level of the lake is very low, and many shore birds and herons are feeding in that area. Also, not many people like to be outside when the temperature hits 90F. That is actually the best chance for me for birding.
There was nobody on the lake. I was all by myself. I saw many small shore birds at the mudflats. When I was looking at them, another bird caught my eye, a Great Egret. I have been wanting to see this bird, but I have never succeeded in seeing closely. Today, it was on its breakfast and did not care about predators that much. I was able to look at it comparatively close this morning.
Well, my husband got a fish, and I was there with him in the afternoon. It was very pretty Green Sunfish, but it was too small to carry back home and cook on the grill. So my husband released him in the lake. Funny thing was that he got the hit when he almost gave up, while we meandered a course to the dock on our return. It was a lesson learned, never to give up, even in the last moments of hope.