Special Delivery, Great Blue Herons

Special Delivery, Great Blue Herons

The beginning of nesting season, my favorite time of year. This is especially true since we missed much of last year due to travel and Covid lock down

Special Delivery, Great Blue Herons
Special Delivery, Great Blue Herons

Above the male fly’s in with materials for building up the nest.

Special Delivery, Great Blue Herons
Special Delivery, Great Blue Herons
Special Delivery, Great Blue Herons
Special Delivery, Great Blue Herons

Some times the male will announce his arrival with that deep croak, not this time. Both the female and I were watching in the opposite direction. A warning would have been nice.

Special Delivery, Great Blue Herons
Special Delivery, Great Blue Herons
Special Delivery, Great Blue Herons
Special Delivery, Great Blue Herons

Females are usually the primary builders.

Special Delivery, Great Blue Herons
Special Delivery, Great Blue Herons

Above the female accepts the stick and now will weave it into nest. They are not great nest builders and you have to wonder why more just don’t fall down to the water below.

 

 

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