Back to my story....... We were about 20 steps onto the boardwalk, being quiet as always, when 2 Green Herons flew up out of the cattails and fallen trees. They were perturbed, I apologized. They are good sized when they stretch their neck out. I especially like the bad hair day they get when their making a point.
A little farther down the boardwalk the dogs started pulling and heading for the side rails. There must be deer! I swear, the dogs would jump off the boardwalk and into the water (which they hate) and chase the deer if they could - chase or frolic, I'm not sure as they love to be around horses. I settled them down. We were able to see 3 white tail deer :) We observed them for a few minutes, then a deer that was very close to us decided to bolt. Well, that stirred up all kinds of sights! Mr. & Mrs. Wood Duck and 2 Wood Storks! Various song birds too but they were too quick for my eye. What a wild walk we had. I'm still smiling about the sights :)