We have a mascot. He or she spent the afternoon out front posing for me. I've never seen a blue heron so close to the house and never had one allow me to get so close.
He gave me a good hard look at one point but even then he didn't fly off.
It turns out he is a regular visitor.
This time of year, folks fish for salmon off the beach. This fellow figured out that he can get an easy meal of leftovers after the fishermen fillet their fish and toss the remains back into the sound.