You would be incorrect...live in SE Michigan. We have a low water table and every apartment building has a pond with at least one egret or G B Heron dwelling therein.
That's great. I grew up in Ferndale, married a girl from Pleasant Ridge, spent my summers in Lewiston (Montmorency county), had relatives all over the state, but I never saw an egret or a great blue. But now that I spend winters in Florida I've collected hundreds of shots of egrets, great blues, little blues, snowy egrets, wood storks, etc., etc.
Anyway, very nice shots. I'll vote for #2.