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Little Blue Heron, Nesting Material Workout

This Little Blue Heron was working really hard to separate a twig from a vine tangle.

Little Blue Heron Gathering Nesting Material
Little Blue Heron Gathering Nesting Material

And not having much success.

Little Blue Heron Gathering Nesting Material
Little Blue Heron Gathering Nesting Material

Hmm, maybe we need another plan.

Little Blue Heron Gathering Nesting Material
Little Blue Heron Gathering Nesting Material

Plan B was also not successful.

Little Blue Heron Gathering Nesting Material
Little Blue Heron Gathering Nesting Material

Oh, did you see that?

Little Blue Heron Gathering Nesting Material
Little Blue Heron Gathering Nesting Material

Little Blue Heron Fishing

Back and forth, this Little Blue Heron was working the perimeter of a small pond.

Little Blue Heron Fishing
Little Blue Heron Fishing

We’ve had a tremendous amount of rain the last ten days and water is pushing up and even overflowing many pond edges, giving these birds the shallow water they prefer for hunting.

Little Blue Heron Fishing
Little Blue Heron Fishing

Add that it was a bit warmer and thousands of minnows were zooming around in the water and the Little Blue had a great hunting ground. Even with all that bounty he was slow and methodical, sticking to his process.

Little Blue Heron Fishing
Little Blue Heron Fishing

Success!

Little Blue Heron Fishing
Little Blue Heron Fishing

Great Blue Heron Singing for a Mate

At the darkest point of winter the end of my favorite pond where much of the Great Blue Heron nesting activity is in shadows while the Herons are still working at attracting mates.

Great Blue Heron Calling For A Mate
Great Blue Heron Calling For A Mate

The White Ibis wasn’t impressed with the songĀ  and decided to move on.

Great Blue Heron Calling For A Mate
Great Blue Heron Calling For A Mate

The GBH remained hopeful, long feathers up.

Great Blue Heron Waiting For A Mate
Great Blue Heron Waiting For A Mate

I moved a bit further on, and the ritual began again.

Great Blue Heron Calling For A Mate
Great Blue Heron Calling For A Mate

January 3, 2021