Jesus Orduna

This egret doesn’t go for the easy prey. It stands idly—so perhaps mercifully—by as nearby fish struggle to get to deeper waters at the connection between the two small ponds by the east entrance.

Jesus Orduna, Rice University, took this photo from the bird watching area by Lake Law in the Village just before the heavy rain hit Monday night.

Birds of prey are here to stay. An osprey helps balance the ecosystem, taking a fish from a little pond created by the last heavy rain near the horse stables close to DZero.

Bathing bison

Yesterday’s rain formed pools and puddles all over the Fermilab site. The Fermilab bison appear to be very happy about their new pool.