Territory Claim, Great Blue Heron - Click To Enlarge

Territory Claim, Great Blue Heron

When a Great Blue finds an intruder in their ‘space’ they will warn each other before any disagreement starts. It’s safer for both birds.

Territory Claim, Great Blue Heron - Click To Enlarge
Territory Claim, Great Blue Heron – Click To Enlarge

The first sign is standing straight, neck stretched high.

Territory Claim, Great Blue Heron - Click To Enlarge
Territory Claim, Great Blue Heron – Click To Enlarge

Above both birds want the same fishing spot.

Territory Claim, Great Blue Heron - Click To Enlarge
Territory Claim, Great Blue Heron – Click To Enlarge
Territory Claim, Great Blue Heron - Click To Enlarge
Territory Claim, Great Blue Heron – Click To Enlarge

Most of the time one moves far enough for a peaceful settlement.

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