Quite often see herons standing on one leg in the water while peering intently for their next meal. According to research, this may be to rest one leg, prevent boredom, help to warm up their skinny, featherless legs. or just be an inherited habit. Caught this guy standing forlornly, atop an old pier crossbeam spanning wood piles, with the obligatory foot raised high as though he had just stepped in something nasty. His feet appear more like gnarled skeletal fingers reaching out from the grave. Perhaps a juicy, fat fish for dinner might relieve his sadness?