Coming in feet first, a male Great Blue Heron brings a stick to the nest. The female knew he was approaching.
She stopped watching but he executed a graceful touch down.
The female promptly takes the stick before the male has completely landed.
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.