Yes, Blue Herons Do Hug - Click To Enlarge

Yes, Blue Herons Do Hug

This I did not expect. A clear display of affection between a mated pair of Great Blue Herons.

Yes, Blue Herons Do Hug - Click To Enlarge
Yes, Blue Herons Do Hug – Click To Enlarge
Yes, Blue Herons Do Hug - Click To Enlarge
Yes, Blue Herons Do Hug – Click To Enlarge

When the partner returns from a long absence the birds greeted and stayed close (a hug) for some time. Leaning on each other, and grasping bills, the young chewed on their feet here.

After a few moments the Heron who had been with the young took a turn and left to feed and hunt. Maybe get a nap too.

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Yes, Blue Herons Do Hug - Click To Enlarge
Yes, Blue Herons Do Hug – Click To Enlarge

2 thoughts on “Yes, Blue Herons Do Hug”

  1. so beautiful to see the birds like this Ted, the little one looks well cared for and well fed, great set of pictures, thanks so much for sharing, Tai

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