One of coolest species of birds are herons. In Greene County, NC winds a creek that is my all-time favorite to paddle by kayak. What a fantastic opportunity to sit so close to the water and observe them along the shore staring intently in to the shall water…searching for that small fish, frog or snake for a meal. When all of a graceful second, their neck begins to crook like the shape of and “S” and BAM! With the speed of light and the precision of a sniper, they dash their beak into the water and come up with their speared food. This painting is the first of the Contentnea Creek Collection of wildlife and flora along a certain section of Contentnea Creek.