I love to see the greeting sequence of the Great Blue Heron adult returning to the nest where his/her mate has been minding the home front.
They always take a few moments to interact.
The newly arrived mate has a look around, maybe counts the chicks and surveys for danger.
Then, the GBH that had been on the nest takes a turn away to feed and hopefully bring food to the chicks.
April 8, 2019
Magnolia Plantation and Gardens