The First Steps, Heron - click to enlarge

The First Steps, Heron

Since the male is the first one at a nesting site I’m guessing that’s who this is.

This spot looks terrible for building a nest, no branches for support, just hanging in the air. However, it actually has been used for 3 years that I know of. The tree itself, surrounded by water, is important.

Most Heron nests look to be a big pile of sticks. They last every year (most do anyway) through storms regardless of how flimsy they appear.

The First Steps, Heron - click to enlarge
The First Steps, Heron – click to enlarge

Below is a wider view from further back.

The First Steps, Heron - click to enlarge
The First Steps, Heron – click to enlarge

2 thoughts on “The First Steps, Heron”

    1. I’m not sure how they do it, but they do. And… that tree will have 2 Heron nests and probably 2 Great Egret nests. All within feet of each other. Too close, and at times it does not end well for somebody.

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