I walk over to the back door, look out and see a Great Egret (2 to 2.5 feet tall) staring back at me like he's looking for something.
Well, how about a lunch?
To keep it around for a minute or three i played some great egret calls from my iphone and ran to get some camera gear.
It did stick around for five minutes while i got ready but it was standing in full mid day sun. Not good for good photos.
With a little incentive in the form of sausage morsels from an evening or two ago i got him in the shade of a tree with a shady background...perfect for portraits.
I had to keep throwing the sausage pieces back behind him as it was he was too close to focus the 500mm most of the time.
What a terrible problem to have. I just love this place!