This great blue heron was regularly on the beach right alongside the people who were swimming, fishing, lounging, reading, sunbathing. I didn’t see anybody feeding him as this is strictly forbidden, but he stayed close to his human neighbors nonetheless. When I took a close look at this photo on my computer, I noticed a fishing string which seems to be trailing from his left side. It doesn’t seem to be interfering with his eating, flying, or regular bird activities. He looked at me inquisitively as I got closer and closer to him, but he didn’t budge one inch as I clicked away within just a few feet of him.