When I walked by the pond in the middle of Wychwood Park I was looking for the turtles that usually are sunning themselves on a log in the middle of the pond but instead found this wonderful Black-Crowned Night Heron who was busy scanning the water for fish! You can even see his long white head plumes that they have during breeding season. It seems he is here for the summer since he has been around for several days now but I'm not sure if the turtles are happy about him using their log! The log has been anchored to keep it in place, hence the ropes. Click HERE to see a pic of the pond from Aug '13 when it was covered in duckweed but you can see the log out in the middle.
Taking part in WEekend Reflections. Click HERE to see more reflections from around the world.