Fishing can make some interesting friends like this one, a great blue heron.
Over the course of about two weeks, when we went fishing he would come over and hunt near us. I’m not sure whether that was a good omen or it meant we were scaring all the fish away toward him.
Unfortunately, while he was fishing one day, we were buzzed by one of these guys:
Double breasted cormorants are pretty aggressive, and the last look we got at our buddy the heron was decidedly unhappy.
He flew off, and that’s the last we saw of him or the cormorant.
UPDATE: Due to some information in a very useful guide from Rice, I think our cormorant is actually a neotropic cormorant.