Juvenile blue heron
I heard something else in the trees. I waited, peering in. Paddled back, underbrush crunching under something big and noisy. Bear? Hog? Then, I heard a shriek. Cat like. Bobcat, probably, although at least one panther has passed through this area. I got out of the kayak to see what I could see, but the noise stopped. Was the shriek the end of mating?
Same birds I saw going down Creek