A Photo for Friday

"In the Tree"

In the Tree

“In the Tree”

July 20, 2022

Pike Road, AL

FILED UNDER: Photo for Friday, Photography
Steven L. Taylor
About Steven L. Taylor
Steven L. Taylor is a Professor of Political Science and a College of Arts and Sciences Dean. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog). Follow Steven on Twitter


  1. Flat Earth Luddite says:

    Stunning. Just freaking great.
    That’s all I’ve got, Dr. T.
    Fracking awesome.

  2. Michael Reynolds says:

    I’m sittin’ in my tree just trying to chill, you know? Maybe do some preening, maybe pick off a few lice, like any normal bird. But the fukkin paparazzi are on my ass. Using my image without my permission, which is just so human, if you know what I mean. They don’t care. I could be trying to squeeze out an egg. No respect. No respect at all. Mavis, call my lawyer!

  3. CSK says:

    @Michael Reynolds:
    The bird does look miffed.

    Great pic.

  4. JohnSF says:

    I was walking along a nearby canal last weekend, and spotted a heron looking intently at the water.
    Sat down and watched for about half-an-hour before it made a strike at a fish.
    A very patient fisherman.

  5. JohnSF says:

    Egrets, I’ve seen a few
    But then again, to few to mention…


  6. CSK says:

    And here I thought I was the champion maker of bad puns.

  7. JohnSF says:

    Not while I’m still wasting oxygen, y’ ain’t. 🙂

    Incidentally initially read your comment as saying “Great pie.” LOL.
    Also, heron pudding?
    I think not, on the whole, thanks all the same…

  8. CSK says:

    No, it says “great pic.

    Check your vision, please.