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Great Blue Heron (male and female)

ardea herodias


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.


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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