Today the rain was whipping sideways from the east with wind gusts of 35mph.

  It was quiet up Island. Except for a few Harbor seal heads poking through the chop off Hungry Point, most shore birds stayed hunkered down-small flocks of gulls on both golf courses.

Along with this Great Egret, I found a bit of calm down west by the Duck Pond.

Despite displaying breeding plumage under the drenched and tousled “look; this heron seemed to display some natural sense of confidence (sure footed).

While the Egret’s greatness led to the bird becoming Audubon’s iconic symbol-I find that its simple “walk into deeper waters without fear” quality observed by Native Americans is for me most agreeable…