Yesterday morning I left home to pick up a few items from the grocery store. As I passed my neighbor's pond I saw this idyllic scene. I was quite a distance away; but I managed to capture this little deer and what I believe is a Blue Heron. After I took this photo the Heron proceeded to walk to the nearby woods. The little deer began to follow. I watched the Heron come back out of the woods and they proceeded to have a staring contest. I guess little Bambi wasn't as familiar with this long legged creature as he was with the ducks and geese on the pond. This view of nature was a nice little surprise to start off my Saturday morning. It made the trip to the grocery store not seem so mundane!
The Heron is a wading bird and typically nests in trees or bushes near a body of water. So, I'm hoping this won't be my only encounter. The camera will be ready each time I pass the pond.