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