The kids and I were quite surprised yesterday by a visitor right behind our house. Kingsley was the first to spot the bird, and he let us know with his savage bark (he really wanted to catch the bird for us).
This Great Egret let us get very close and take lots of pictures. It was a wonderful experience, and I was quite thankful for it.
You see I have been feeling very guilty about our lack of nature studies this year. It seems we have been busy with so much else that we have had very little time for nature. And this makes me sad. This beautiful egret was a reminder of what we have been missing.