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.
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.
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
BTW, It’s a spectacular show.