The Beginning Of House Keeping, Heron - click to enlarge

The Beginning Of House Keeping, Heron

A traditional pose this time of year, early Heron mating season.

The Beginning Of House Keeping, Heron - click to enlarge
The Beginning Of House Keeping, Heron – click to enlarge

This adult sits waiting for the mate to return with more sticks. Once a pair has mated and bonded both take turns gathering nest material. Since you can’t always tell by size which one is gathering it really can be a guess, or you have been watching them and see their interactions.

Hint; the male is dominant. Well, until he does something wrong one too many times. Then all hell breaks loose.

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