I grabbed a quick picture of this heron hiding in the grass at Galveston a few weeks ago. I only had the camera with me (no bag) and my battery was at about 0%. This was my last picture before it died. It was a dumb move taking off to the coast without my bag but it was already late and I was in a rush (excuses, excuses!)
(Click anywhere on the picture for a better enlarged view!)
There were literally hundreds of birds nesting in the swampy areas. Every now and then I would see a head pop up out of the grass – a long neck stretched out as the bird checked out the surrounding area. I saw herons, egrets, gulls, pelicans, cranes and a few other birds I could not identify. One would swoop by occasionally into another hiding spot in the grass. The visit made for a pleasant evening even though I ran out of camera power.
Weekly Photo Challenge: Enveloped