One of those days instead of riding, I decided to hike at Lake Mineral Wells State Park and take my camera. I love riding at the park but it's hard to get pictures of wildlife while riding a horse. I follow Lake Mineral Wells State Park Facebook page and there had been reports and pictures of a couple of bald eagles. I want so much to be able to photograph one!
I had planned to hike the trails on the equestrian side of the park but after arriving at the trailhead I discovered that area was closed for the day. Not sure why. So I get back in my truck and drive to
My walk was so difficult I had my head down watching where to place my foot next when I suppose I made enough noise to startle a Blue Heron. Not only did I startle him (or her) it startled me! I barely got this shot of it flying away from me.
This was as close as I could get without losing daylight.
Have a good one!