Great Blue Heron Pair Greeting

GBH: Greeting At The Nest

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.

Great Blue Heron Pair Greeting Great Blue Heron Pair Greeting, the one on the left has just landed

They always take a few moments to interact.

Great Blue Heron Pair Greeting Great Blue Heron Pair Greeting

The newly arrived mate has a look around, maybe counts the chicks and surveys for danger.

Great Blue Heron Pair with Chicks Great Blue Heron Pair with Chicks

Then, the GBH that had been on the nest takes a turn away to feed and hopefully bring food to the chicks.

Great Blue Heron Adult On His Way Great Blue Heron Adult On His Way

April 8, 2019
Magnolia Plantation and Gardens

4 thoughts on “GBH: Greeting At The Nest”

  1. I’m presently watching a pair of eagles on a nest cam by Explore.org. They do the same thing with the “changing of the guard”!
    The counting is easy though, as “DN12” is an only child.

    Paz

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