A Little Gift - click to enlarge

A Little Gift, Heron

As the nests are built, and the Heron pairs bond, the passing of materials is a ritual. It looks like each pair have their own routine.

A Little Gift - click to enlarge
A Little Gift – click to enlarge

The sticks and padding of Spanish Moss is exchanged amid each bird posturing.

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A Little Gift – click to enlarge

It is all so civilized, and they are wild animals!

Soon things change though. Nesting is finished, eggs need tending, food is delivered and … tempers flair. All this before those tall, demanding little birds appear.

A Little Gift - click to enlarge
A Little Gift – click to enlarge

I hope she is enjoying the peace and quiet.

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