They cleared out the brush at a section of the park making it easier for me to get to a little hidden cove where the birds like to congregate. Using my telephoto lens and the computer to enlarge with, I was able to capture photos of the illusive American Bittern. He is on a perch as a Mallard duck swims by feeding in the water.
Job 28:7 There is a path which no fowl knoweth, and which the vulture's eye hath not seen:
The LORD made this bird quite unique with a long bill for feeding and big green feet to hold fast.
Heb 10:22 Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.
Heb 10:23 Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)
Heb 10:24 And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:
Those green feet really hold fast gripping the branch and his keen eyes search for food.
1Th 5:19 Quench not the Spirit.
1Th 5:20 Despise not prophesyings.
1Th 5:21 Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.
Oh my, look at how long that neck can stretch!
He is able to stretch his neck to over twice his length, like a snake he can strike forward to capture his food.
Eph 6:13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
Eph 6:14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
Eph 6:15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
Eph 6:16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
Eph 6:17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
Eph 6:18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
Viewing from up on the park trail the bird is in mirrored in silhouette.
2Co 3:17 Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
2Co 3:18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.
The long neck strikes at a small fish in the pond., it appears as if he is kissing his image. I suppose that could be called "self esteem"? Do we know the Lord as well?
Psa 2:11 Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling.
Psa 2:12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.