No.1 The Blue Heron (top left) as it came into view at our final vantage point mouth open - looking hungry!
No.1 The Blue Heron (top right) the best of a bad lot of shots I got of it in flight.
No.2 The Eastern Kingbird (mid left) on a high branch.
No.1 The Blue Heron (centre) with a small fish in its beak.
No.1 The Blue Heron (mid right) in classic pose.
No.3 The Song Sparrow (mid right) is that a larch it's perched in?!
No.1 The Blue Heron (bottom right) a moment after the top left shot - probably the best photograph however.
No.2 The Eastern Kingbird (bottom left) and the reason for all this nonsense. It would have been extremely difficult to get a positive identification of this bird without this photograph. From where we were I couldn't have picked out the white tips on the tail feathers - but with the 300mm lens and some diligent cropping, it can be seen quite clearly.
And now for something completely different.
Exile #3 spotted two hummingbirds on these, their favourite flowers, today - no pictures of these birds yet, but I must get the feeder up tomorrow. OK - it wasn't completely different, but you know that wasn't the point - right?