The hungry blue heron is more than patient as he stands motionless for long periods. I was on my knees, hiding and shooting this guy for over 10 minutes. Not the best decision, according to my right knee! I was surprised to see the bushtits scrambling in the water weeds, hanging on while getting wet at the same time. It was bath time. Then they would head for the nearest branch to preen and dry, constantly moving. Pretty cute. Found the apple juice bottle on the trail, lost and needing tossed. The beaver signs could be seen on little cottonwoods that were growing in a narrow backwater canal. No critter to be seen, though.