Late Day Stick Collecting, Great Blue Heron - click to enlarge

Late Day Stick Collecting, Great Blue Heron

Photograph taken at the end of the day, as the Herons hurried to collect nesting materials.

Late Day Stick Collecting, Great Blue Heron - click to enlarge
Late Day Stick Collecting, Great Blue Heron – click to enlarge

I always try to capture as much of the surroundings as possible with these images. The perspective is great to understand and see the environment they live in.

Late Day Stick Collecting, Great Blue Heron - click to enlarge
Late Day Stick Collecting, Great Blue Heron – click to enlarge

Great Blues build nests in cypress trees and small islands because they are surrounded by water, safer from predators.

Late Day Stick Collecting, Great Blue Heron - click to enlarge
Late Day Stick Collecting, Great Blue Heron – click to enlarge

In areas like the Lowcountry an added bonus is Alligators.  Another animal can swim out and climb a tree to raid the nests. The Herons know this, so do the Alligators.

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