Today I drove south and west from Lafayette. I ended up at the Sabine Pass Swing Bridge. While that description of my travels today may seem random, I meant to go there. There is a colony of swallows nesting on the underside of the bridge, something that I wanted to check out. I got zero pictures of swallows because they fly too fast for my current photography skills. On the other hand, this Tricolored Heron was grabbing an easy meal (the food was easy enough for him not to care too much about me), and not flying, so I snapped a couple of photos. He is all pretty in his breeding plumage. The third photo shows just how close to Texas I got today.