Today I just went around the pond, testing my brand new binocs (shiny!) and harness (strappy!)
The harness is much better than a neck strap (um, not looks-wise) but the weight point in the back keeps riding up, so it's not as good as it could be. I'll try some others that have a larger weight-point, almost like a vest, maybe that will be better. Also I'm going to hold firmly to the notion that I look like an ultra-hot Bond girl in the harness, not like a possibly delusional lady who got some of the steps wrong in dressing this morning.
No herons, egrets, cormorants, warblers, etc. I did see a blue jay.
That pond was smelly!