He sees me
Driving home today, I was passing the memorial Park and thought I would turn in just to see if I could find Tarshish..when I turned into the driveway I saw this big mound of white - he was on the green grass beside the small pool with his head under his wing, taking a nap in the sun. I quietly put my telephoto lens and crawled quietly out of my car, praying the whole time,
"Pls God, don't let him spook!!!!!"
He wasn't about to. This is a very confident creature. I came so close to him that my telephoto lens almost lost it's effectiveness - I had to back up a bit. He was bothered NOT AT ALL by my clicks and stupid sweet talk.
My first impression being this close - HE IS HUGE!!!!!! Oh My, but he is huge!!! And awesomely beautiful.