Great Blue Herons Stick Exchange

Great Blue Herons Stick Exchange

Coming in feet first, a male Great Blue Heron brings a stick to the nest. The female knew he was approaching.

Great Blue Herons Stick ExchangeGreat Blue Herons Stick Exchange

She stopped watching but he executed a graceful touch down.

Great Blue Herons Stick Exchange
Great Blue Herons Stick Exchange

The female promptly takes the stick before the male has completely landed.

Great Blue Herons Stick Exchange
Great Blue Herons Stick Exchange

My gender assignments are based on behavior, not visible identification. The male is almost always the mate that fetches the sticks and the female arranges the nest.

Magnolia Gardens Heron Rookery, 3/16/2018.

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