I was up way too early, but the plane ride was smooth and easy. As we were coming in to land in Puerto Rico, I saw a great egret and then a whole bunch of egrets (maybe snowy?) in a tree. As we taxied I saw some swallows dancing around the tree line, and the trip was off to a great start!
My bag eventually emerged from the mysterious underworld of Checked Luggage and I picked up some Diet Coke for my sister, and we were off! A long drive and a short grocery trip later we were on the beautiful beach we would call home for the next few days. And what a beach it was! Gorgeous, not at all crowded, plenty of chairs with shade, and a bar nearby that was only to happy to make mango daiquiris.
Our first new friend was this great egret, which I tried to make into a white-morph great blue heron, but I couldn't quite pull it off.
There was also a brief landing of a green heron on the beach, but sadly I was too slow to get pictures. What a great start!