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Great Blue Heron (male and female)

ardea herodias

Description:

Great Blue Heron couple nesting (picture 6). The male would fly away from the nesting tree to go fetch branches with leaves on the other side of the road where I was standing. The male would fly over my head, land on a tree, break off a branch with his bill (picture 4 and 5), then fly back to the nest carrying the branch (picture 1 and 2). He would then pass the branch to the female (picture 3) who was on the nest and who would keep building the nest.

Habitat:

Spotted at a heronry of approximately 15-20 nests over a creek.

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Stefania Romoff
Spotted by
Stefania Romoff

Sewickley, penna, USA

Spotted on Apr 23, 2013
Submitted on Jan 11, 2015

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