So I was surprised that this pair, resting at the outer end of the Oyster Bay sandbar, allowed me to come so close.
|Alert, but so far, so good.|
|Aware of me, cautious. I like the way her feet make holes in the water.|
|"Too close! Go away, human!"|
"I never hurt a bird in my life!" I tell them, but they have no reason to trust, do they?