(I do have some more dahlia pictures, I'm just waiting for the last plant to bloom and show me what it is.) When I went to refill my coffee this morning, I glanced out the window and saw this real heron contemplating the fake one.
He then decided to move closer, then walk around the pond.
I caught him posing in a sunbeam. These birds are very skittish, so the pictures were taken through my dirty kitchen window with a telephoto lens. Hopefully the goldfish are smart enough to stay deep this morning and not provide breakfast.