A pair of Great Blue Herons have started a nest in the “skinny tree.” On December 28 I posted that this tree hadn’t sparked much interest among the nesting birds.
These were shot with the Sony Alpha 6500, 55-210 mm lens at 1/1000 sec, 129mm.
The leafless trees in the background reflect a very harsh light which I toned down with Lightroom and Color FX Pro.
The male had a successful landing but the female had to brace herself to keep her footing.
This pair may only be testing each other out as mates. Despite bringing sticks for the nest and some attention to the female, the male flew off to take a stick to another tree. The female didn’t look pleased and eventually flew off and came back with her own stick.