Ravens around here are usually very suspicious and distant. This old boy is the exception. He was perfectly at ease in my close company as you can see here with a long and lazy scratching performance. He settled down to a droopy eyed and amused expression as I flicked treats to the gulls.
If this image looks a little odd, you noticed correctly. There are FAA rules against this reckless elimination behaviour. This heron was flying over Lazo swamp and of course all creatures who live there are at risk. You can win a bet at your local pub. Blue herons do really spread their legs when breaking FAA regulations.