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.

4 thoughts on “Male Heron Returning With Sticks”

    1. Thank you. It’s pretty interesting to watch. The big herons can croak very loud as they zoom around. Even better when they chase each other for getting to close to the wrong nest.

    1. We visit this heron rookery 2 / 3 times a week and spend maybe 3 hours. There are many swamps and marshes here and we visit a number of places.

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