There still aren’t any herons to be seen down by their rookery, but I did see this Red-tailed Hawk down there. For some reason I haven’t seen too many birds lately. Maybe they are all waiting in nests?
Insects though are everywhere, as you can tell from my latest posts. Of course, while I was looking for herons I was swarmed by a bunch of flies.
Photos of the “swarm” didn’t come out, but this one rested on a Spiraea leaf right in front of me. While they were flying, their front legs looked very long and they hung low under their bodies.
Here’s a closeup. Possibly a Robber Fly?