Reddish Egret at Fort De Soto
But I did.
I photographed a Reddish Egret. It was begging me, honestly. It was standing in pretty water in pretty light, and I tried walking by, I really did. But it must have used it's jedi mind trick on me--"this is the bird you're looking for." I knelt down, turned on my camera fired off about 10 shots, turned my camera back off to save my battery, and walked away.
It seems like there's always a couple of these beautiful herons at North Beach. You're pretty likely to see both the light and dark morphs, and I have a billion photographs of them, along with other photos taken on my coast. I didn't need this photo at all, but I confess I kinda like it. And the Reddish Egrets of Fort De Soto will not be ignored--that's all there is to it.