I don't usually ride around the Salt Creek bike trail in the evening, but the kids went to bed a little early tonight, T__ got home early, and I figured I could head for a quick ride outside.
It was almost completely dark when I exited the forest preserve after a nice-yet-somewhat-buggy ride.
During my trip, I was very happy to see a bird I had previously tried to photograph, and this time I was quiet enough not to disturb it.
Anyone want to offer an ID? I think it's some kind of heron.
I rode a little further, and in another little mini-bog saw this bird, probably the same kind.