Every summer we have a couple of resident Blue Herons that stay until it gets too cold. I was able to get a shot of one of them in flight. He looks pretty cool in flight.
For the last three years we have had Crested Cormorants stop here on their annual Spring migration North, maybe heading to Minnesota. I was so surprised the first time I saw these water birds that look similar to ducks roost in trees. They are black with a crest on top of their heads with an orangish red shade on their lower bills. They swim very low in the water and have long necks.
These shots were taken with my Canon Rebel using a 55 – 250mm lens.