Part of the ritual of selecting a mate and getting the nest ready for Great Blue Herons includes the male bringing sticks. This one found a mighty stick but had trouble figuring out how to get it into the nest.
He sat a few moments balancing with the stick on dead limb and then took off for another loop around the island.
He came in from much higher and a steeper angle.
Dropping in from above with much more grace than you might think possible he made a successfully delivery.