Great Blue Heron

Working The Nest

Several pairs of Great Blue Herons are working on nests around the pond, gathering and arranging sticks in a labor intensive effort.

Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron

There does not seem to be any sense of urgency to get the nests completed. The males tend to take long breaks between stick trips, taking time to look around and show off their breeding plumes.

Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron

The female below appears to be laying on eggs and didn’t get up when her mate brought this nest contribution. Their nest looks pretty substantial already and she did take the stick and found a spot for it.

Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron

4 thoughts on “Working The Nest”

  1. I enjoy watching nestbuilding, especially when the female works on finding and placing the new piece of ‘lumber’ exactly where it needs to be. Us gals can be particular, right?!! 🙂

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