EDIT: Tom has identified this bird more accurately as a Snowy Egret.
We walked again at Veteran Oasis Park and here is the crane. Did I post a picture of him when I was here with the family on a picnic not long ago? We had a better view today.
In fact, we kind of stalked him. We watched where he went when he took off.
And we figured out where he and his mate keep their nest. See him there landing in the tall tree?
There he is.
taking off again
Back to the pond to hide clearly.....