I'm used to sharing the pond with many other hikers and their dogs, cyclists and cross country trainers but this was the first time I'd seen a horseback rider.
I didn't get to stay at the pond long today because the rain clouds were already moving in over head when I arrived.
I waited until the very last minute to leave and I'm glad that I did because I was finally able to get a shot of my little friend the belted kingfisher (thank you again masterplumber).
And wouldn't you know, as soon as I spot the king fisher, this great blue heron flys in for a snack so I was swiveling from one side to the other trying to get pictures of both birds. Unfortunately the heron was ultra shy and wasn't fooled when I tried to hide behind a tree trunk that was thinner than I was. It took off but I was still able to get a couple of pictures through the trees before then.