I spent the morning in a mashy area:
There were many Yellow-rumped Warblers in the woods:
The Yellow-rump is a largish warbler with a long tail and a stout dark bill.
I will identify it at the end of the post.
Foamflower is found in deciduous and mixed forests, often in wet hollows and swamps.
Cordifolia means heart-leaved:
The small petals and conspicuous stamens are said to resemble foam.
Herons fly with their necks pulled in so this is not a heron. The extended neck indictates that it is a crane. A Sandhill Crane.
Oh! fragrant is the breath of May
In tranquil garden closes,
And soft yet regal is her sway
Among the springtide roses. – William Hamilton Hayne (1856–1929)