If I had been ready a moment earlier the first shot would have the adult gliding in. Well, I was looking the other way when I caught the movement. However, I was standing in the perfect place.
The adult Great Blue took the usual path in to land and I was pre-focused on the nest.
Of course I didn’t know when the bird would come back to feed the chicks. That part is a combination of patience, and luck.
The actual feeding takes time too. The adult still regurgitates food at this stage. Sometimes that can take a while.
Great Blue Heron with young in the Magnolia Plantation swamp rookery.