Surrounded by wetlands and far from any roads, we woke this morning to nothing but birdsong and woodpeckers tapping away. A Great Blue Heron made a close fly by, then perched like a sentinel in a tree at the edge of our campsite. We were enthralled by its mournful sounds, wondering what messages it was sending. At the opposite corner, a Wood Stork landed. and was soon joined by two others. These birds are huge, measuring 44 inches with long, slightly curved beaks, and apparently making a comeback from the endangered species list. I’m afraid my phone camera was woefully inadequate in capturing the magnificence of this bird, so take a closer look here.