Male Heron Returning With Sticks - Click To Enlarge

Male Heron Returning With Sticks

These 3 photographs capture the ritual that occurs every day, over and over. The male leaves to find the perfect stick, the female inspects when he returns, and with luck she likes it.

However, I have seen males keep a rejected stick and go to another nest. I wonder if he is let back in to the first nest?

Male Heron Returning With Sticks - Click To Enlarge
Male Heron Returning With Sticks – Click To Enlarge

The delivery…

Male Heron Returning With Sticks - Click To Enlarge
Male Heron Returning With Sticks – Click To Enlarge

hands off the stick and…

Male Heron Returning With Sticks - Click To Enlarge
Male Heron Returning With Sticks – Click To Enlarge

it’s a winner, she accepts it.

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