This Tri-colored Heron was preening its feathers on a scorching Florida afternoon. I spotted the large wading bird on the shoreline of a small lake. This bird looked and acted hot. It also had rained quite a lot just before I arrived at the park where the lake is located. I took the pictures on two occasions spread by several minutes as I walked around the park and back.
There were several different ducks, a few cormorants, and a egret or two along the sandy shores of the lake. That is a pink fungus seen on the driftwood-like stump next to the heron. Everything seems bright and colorful here in Florida! I took the pictures on June 22, 2015. Please click on the thumbnail image to see a slightly larger view of the picture. Enjoy!