Great Egret

Twig Poaching

Great Egrets steal nest building materials from other nests, even when there appears to be plenty of unclaimed sticks scattered all around. This one made quite a production of showing off before reaching for a stick at the edge of a Great Blue Heron nest.

Great Egret
Great Egret

I was surprised that the Great Blue Heron wasn’t moved to action as the stretch was on.

Great Egret
Great Egret

Got it.

Great Egret
Great Egret

After all that, the stick didn’t measure up and the Great Egret dropped it. It was the Great Egret in the upper nest that finally stood up and drove the interloper off.

Great Egret
Great Egret

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