Things with Wings - Kristen Mary Smith
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Nesting II

It is beautiful to watch a nesting pair of herons. The male heron flies out to carefully select a stick to bring back and offer to the female to place as they build their nest together. I have to laugh to myself that sometimes the female will reject the stick that was chosen. I actually feel bad for the male when that happens! But he is not deterred and will promptly find another stick.

male heronheron with stickheron