This is the time of year the drama plays out. Where nests are built, fighting among the adults, and survival of each chick.
Shooting this is a combination of wonder and at times horror.
It might be hard to tell but these are 2 different nests in a swamp cypress tree.
Even while these small birds are being raised, almost within reaching distance, 5 foot (1.5 m) tall Herons are taking their first flights.