Two days now he has come to bask in the midday sun:
They are building a house on the marsh opposite our house. Good thing I favored the bushes and trees on the other side of the road, so we do not have to see it from our family room. There used to be tall, dead pines on the lot where the egrets roosted, but those got blown down by the various hurricanes. Egrets, herons, osprey and owl have had to find other roosts.
We are sorry to learn of Benjamin’s untimely death. He provided much manpower for Puddy’s Playground in Durham and maintained it after we moved away.