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Multi-family Housing

It was nearly dark when the Great Blue Heron returned to his nest  to find the feisty Great Egrets from neighboring nests interfering with his landing plans. His mate stood up to welcome him and gave the Egrets a stern look.

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Great Blue Heron Pair and Great Egrets

After looping around the tree, his second attempt to land was successful.

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Great Blue Heron Pair and Great Egrets

The Great Blue Herons greeted each other in the usual fashion touching beaks and head feathers on display, undaunted by the Great Egrets.

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Great Blue Heron Pair and Great Egrets

The image below was taken earlier in the day about a week ago, at a 90 degree angle from those above. There are at least six Great Egrets nests, one Great Blue Heron nest, and at least one Anhinga nest a little lower down on the left. The Great Egret in the lower right is poaching twigs from the Great Blue Heron’s nest.

Tree with Many Nests
Tree with Many Nests

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