Just as my bus crossed over the bridge
at the Broad Ripple Canal, I looked over to see
this heron standing beside towpath to the canal.
I got off the bus a few feet further on
and found the bird had not been startled away.
I got my camera out of my backpack and was able
to get a few pictures of the heron.
He was only about twenty-five feet away.
Generally, they seem to be very shy creatures
flying away at the first appearance of a human
(this one, anyway), so I count myself lucky
to have gotten this shot of a bit of
Indy's urban wildlife.