We live very close to a large pond. It is the size of small lake but is a pond nevertheless. Wagamons Pond is a man made body of water completed in the early 1800's and is apparently a great place to fish. Hardly a day goes by that we don't see at least one fisher testing the waters. For me crossing the pond is not about fishing -- far from it. I like to check out the other aquatic life there. There is always some kind of water bird there and now that it is summer there are also turtles to be seen. I go with camera ready and miss the shots either because the birds are flying away or we are just travelling too fast.
There is frequently a heron standing in a little cove. I have yet to get a good picture because he is so elusive. But I will keep on trying. The heron reminds me of the great whooping cranes I have seen in the Rockies. Well, so I haven't been able to get a good shot at Wagamons, but I managed a few good snaps last week at Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge -- just minutes from our house.