Solitary Heron, Waiting For Last Years Mate To Return - click to enlarge

Solitary Heron, Waiting For Last Years Mate To Return

Patiently waiting.  Staring over the swamp.

Solitary Heron, Waiting For Last Years Mate To Return - click to enlarge
Solitary Heron, Waiting For Last Years Mate To Return – click to enlarge

The prime nesting spots are being claimed, but not all have mating pairs. This tree is the hard luck tree. A mate has waited here for an entire season once, young seemed to not survive very well.

Solitary Heron, Waiting For Last Years Mate To Return - click to enlarge
Solitary Heron, Waiting For Last Years Mate To Return – click to enlarge

I have watched her raise up and call every time another Great Blue passes by. None have stopped so far.

Solitary Heron, Waiting For Last Years Mate To Return - click to enlarge
Solitary Heron, Waiting For Last Years Mate To Return – click to enlarge

Eventually a mate should be found. There is danger though if it takes too long.

Solitary Heron, Waiting For Last Years Mate To Return - click to enlarge
Solitary Heron, Waiting For Last Years Mate To Return – click to enlarge

The Great Egrets will arrive and build nests right below her. When they arrive the battles will start. People see the beautiful white birds, but they are also the most aggressive and dangerous resident out here.

With luck we can document a happy breeding season with this bird.

 

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