This young ring-billed gull was quite proud of his find. Taken at Huntington Beach, Lake Erie, Ohio.
Avon Lake Fishing Pier, Avon Lake, Ohio.
The Route 82 Bridge over the Cuyahoga River. Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
This young, and rather rumpled, green heron was most definitely *not* amused by me.
Although my novel mostly uses fictionalized versions of real places and entirely fictional places (there is no Stirling University or Mercer Medical Center, and these places are not deliberately intended to invoke any real place), a pivotal scene in my novel plays out on the Hope Memorial Bridge, known locally as the Lorain Carnegie Bridge. Here are some photos of …
I always loved when Snoopy did his “Fierce Vulture” persona in the Peanuts comicstrip. Here’s a young green heron doing his impression of “Fierce Vulture.”
They don’t show off their color very often, but in the right light …
It’s always *very* important to do a full safety check before taking off.