Intruder, Great Blue

Intruder, Great Blue

This spot may have had two nests, maybe Egrets from last year since they will nest very close.

I didn’t see when this second Heron came in, but it must have been just a moment before I started to shot.

Intruder, Great Blue
Intruder, Great Blue

The bird with the higher, and better position for a fight became aggressive. The new comer just didn’t react.

Intruder, Great Blue
Intruder, Great Blue

A big question here. Was this a female stopping by to visit?

Truth is there is little obvious difference between the sexes, especially when they are growing their breeding feathers. The male is larger with a longer bill. This is in the wild, in a rookery tree, so good luck with an ID until you see them mate.

Intruder, Great Blue
Intruder, Great Blue

Ultimately there was no confrontation. Both just sat there.

Again the big question…

 

 

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