I really don't remember when it became an every after storm occurrence but in the past year it has taken hold whenever it rains.
In the past, about twice a year, the snow egrets would visit after a heavy storm, walk around, feed and then disappear for months. Whether it is the weather change or the virus (?!!?) it seems the birds arrive just before it is going to rain, disappear when the rain falls and come out just when it starts to slow down and do their scavenging walking from the dockside to the driveway. When in flight or when bathing spreading their wings they look so elegant--walking/waddling not so elegant! They, occasionally, will take a different route but they always seem to end up between the front of my building and the office. Where they go after that I have no idea but like to think they go back to the oceanside.
Oh yes, there is always one bird that stays by themself, neither a leader nor follower, just going about his/her business as if there are no other birds around!
I never get tired of looking at them!