She Accepts The Sticks And It Begins, Heron - click to enlarge

She Accepts The Sticks And It Begins, Heron

Part of the Great Blue mating ritual is for the female to accept the first sticks. Last year one poor guy flew all over the rookery offering a stick with no takers.

She Accepts The Sticks And It Begins, Heron - click to enlarge
She Accepts The Sticks And It Begins, Heron – click to enlarge

In this series I captured a male at the start of nest building, the female accepting his sticks. They are rebuilding last years nest.

She Accepts The Sticks And It Begins, Heron - click to enlarge
She Accepts The Sticks And It Begins, Heron – click to enlarge

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2 thoughts on “She Accepts The Sticks And It Begins, Heron”

    1. It’s great. Some of the pairs have grabbed their old spots already. There are still plenty of ‘singles’ left though. With luck their mate made through the year to return.

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