Up To The Nest, Heron

Up To The Nest, Heron

These photographs capture the standard flight style of a Great Blue in a rookery. Basically it’s come in low, then pull up fast for the approach to the nest.

Up To The Nest, Heron
Up To The Nest, Heron
Up To The Nest, Heron
Up To The Nest, Heron

I can’t figure out why they use this method. My best guess is the angle must make it easier to navigate through the hanging branches.

Up To The Nest, Heron
Up To The Nest, Heron

Now I need to remember my theory for when the Great Egrets nest here. It will be interesting to see if they use the same path. I don’t remember from previous years

Up To The Nest, Heron
Up To The Nest, Heron
Up To The Nest, Heron
Up To The Nest, Heron

BTW, It’s a spectacular show.

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