Great Blue Heron

GBH: Looking for Perfect Stick

A small number of Great Blue Herons are busy building nests around the swamp. This one landed on a small island to look for nest building material.

Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron

He just couldn’t find the right stick, selecting and discarding all sizes as he traipsed between the Cypress knees.

Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron

I finally gave up hoping to see him fly with a stick; he was still poking around when I moved on.

Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron

4 thoughts on “GBH: Looking for Perfect Stick”

  1. Wonderful images! I absolutely love watching these behaviors and appreciate your sharing this great series of posts. I was out of town and haven’t been out photographing this activity in my area enough lately. It’s such a treat to see~!

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